Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4407–4423, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4407-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 4407–4423, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-4407-2021

Data description paper 08 Sep 2021

Data description paper | 08 Sep 2021

Recovery of the first ever multi-year lidar dataset of the stratospheric aerosol layer, from Lexington, MA, and Fairbanks, AK, January 1964 to July 1965

Juan-Carlos Antuña-Marrero et al.

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The first multi-year stratospheric aerosol lidar dataset was recovered and recalibrated. The vertical profile dataset, January 1964 to August 1965 at Lexington, MA, and July to August 1964 at Fairbanks, AK, provides info on volcanic forcing after the 1963 Agung eruption. Applying two-way transmittance correction to the original dataset reveals data variations, with corrected stratospheric aerosol optical depth (sAOD) highest in 1965 with the highest 532 nm sAOD peak at 0.07 in March 1965.