CLOUD AND AEROSOL PROPERTIES MEASURED WITH A LIDAR IN THE HIGH ARCTIC AT EUREKA
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The recently commissioned CANDAC Rayleigh?Mie?Raman Lidar (CRL) in Eureka, Nunavut, finished its first winter measurement campaign in 2010, during which over 900 hours of data was collected. A comparison of several inversion techniques are shown to de- termine which one is most appropriate for the CRL aerosol and cloud analyses. Results of a newly implemented automatic beam steering program are shown and discussed. Measure- ments of water vapour and aerosols showed a distinct layering effect in the troposphere. Back trajectories of these layers are compared to the CRL measurements to determine origins of these layers. Measurements of significant aerosol concentrations in the lower stratosphere were seen during the campaign, which were from the Sarychev eruption in June of 2009. The aerosol evolution over Eureka is shown by using different ground-based and satellite-based instruments. Calculations using multi-wavelength aerosol and cloud measurements are used to give insight on aerosol and cloud particle properties.