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Progress Report 1

This progress report covers the project activities conducted between Dec 2016 and March 2017  and future task and activities to be addressed.

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[1]  Pan, X., Chin, M., Gautam, R., Bian, H., Kim, D., Colarco, P. R., Diehl, T. L., Takemura, T., Pozzoli, L., Tsigaridis, K., Bauer, S., and Bellouin, N.: A multi-model evaluation of aerosols over South Asia: common problems and possible causes, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5903-5928, doi:10.5194/acp-15-5903-2015, 2015.

[2]  Fan, T. and Toon, O. B.: Modeling sea-salt aerosol in a coupled climate and sectional microphysical model: mass, optical depth and number concentration, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4587–4610, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4587-2011, 2011.

[3]  Engel-Cox, Jill A., Raymond M. Hoff, Raymond Rogers, Fred Dimmick, Alan C. Rush, James J. Szykman, Jassim Al-Saadi, D. Allen Chu, and Erica R. Zell, 2006. Integrating Lidar and Satellite Optical Depth with Ambient Monitoring for 3-Dimensional Particulate Characterization, Atmos. Environ. 40, 8056- 8067.

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[5]  G. Pappalardo, A. Amodeo, A. Apituley, A. Comeron, V. Freudenthaler, H. Linné, A. Ansmann, J. Bösenberg, G. D’Amico, I. Mattis, L. Mona, U. Wandinger, V. Amiridis, L. Alados-Arboledas, D. Nicolae, and M. Wiegner, EARLINET: towards an advanced sustainable European aerosol lidar network, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 2389-2409, doi:10.5194/amt-7-2389-2014, 2014

[6]  Winker, D. M., Vaughan, M. A., Omar, A., Hu, Y., Powell, K. A., Liu, Z., Hunt, W. H., and Young, S. A.: Overview of the CALIPSO mission and CALIOP data processing algorithms, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 26, 2310–2323, doi:10.1175/2009JTECHA1281.1, 2009.

[7]  Pappalardo, G., Wandinger, U., Mona, L., Hiebsch, A., Mattis, I., Amodeo, A., Ansmann, A., Seifert, P., Linne, H., Apituley, A., Alados Arboledas, L., Balis, D., Chaikovsky, A., D’Amico, G., De Tomasi, F., Freudenthaler, V., Giannakaki, E., Giunta, A., Grigorov, I., Iarlori, M., Madonna, F., Mamouri, R.-E., Nasti, L., Papayannis, A., Pietruczuk, A., Pujadas, M., Rizi, V., Rocadenbosch, F., Russo, F., Schnell, F., Spinelli, N.,Wang, X., and Wiegner, M.: EARLINET correlative measurements for CALIPSO: first intercomparison results, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D00H19, doi:10.1029/2009JD012147, 2010.

[8]  Freudenthaler, V., Gross, S., Engelmann, R., Mattis, I., Wandinger, U., Pappalardo, G., Amodeo, A., Giunta, A., D’Amico, G., Chaikovsky, A., Osipenko, F., Slesar, A., Nicolae, D., Belegante, L., Talianu, C., Serikov, I., Linne, H., Jansen, F., Wilson, K., de Graaf, M., Apituley, A., Trickl, T., Giehl, H., and Adam, M.: EARLI09 – direct intercomparison of eleven EARLINET lidar systems, in: Proceedings of the 25th International Laser Radar Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia, 5–9 July, 891–894, 2010.

[9]  Böckman, C., Wandinger, U., Ansmann, A., Bösenberg, J., Amiridis, V., Boselli, A., Delaval, A., De Tomasi, F., Frioud, M., Hågård, A., Horvat, M., Iarlori, M., Komguem, L. Kreipl, S., Larchevêque, G., Matthias, V., Papayannis, A., Pappalardo, G., Rocadembosch, F., Rodriguez, J. A., Schneider, J., Shcherbakov, V., andWiegner, M.: Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 2. Aerosol backscatter algorithms, Appl. Optics, 43, 977–989, 2004.

[10] Wandinger et al., EARLINET instrument intercomparison campaigns: overview on strategy and results. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 8,10473–10522, 2015

[11] Freudenthaler, V., Linne, H., Chaikovski, A., Groß, S., and Rabus, D.: EARLINET lidar quality assurance tools, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., in preparation, 2014.

[12]  Wandinger at al., EARLINET instrument intercomparison campaigns: overview on strategy and results. Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss. 8,10473–10522, 2015

[13]  Pappalardo, G., Amodeo, A., Pandolfi, M., Wandinger, U., Ansmann, A., Bosenberg, J., Matthias, V., Amiridis, V., De Tomasi, F., Frioud, M., Iarlori, M., Komguem, L., Papayannis, A., Rocadenbosch, F., andWang, X.: Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 3. Raman lidar algorithm for aerosol extinction, backscatter and lidar ratio, Appl. Optics, 43, 5370–5385, 2004a

[14]  G. D’Amico, A. Amodeo, I. Mattis, V. Freudenthaler, and G. Pappalardo, EARLINET Single Calculus Chain –technical – Part 1: Pre-processing of raw lidar dataAtmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., 8, 10387–10428, 2015 doi:10.5194/amtd-8-10387-2015

[15]  Andreae, M. O.: Aerosols before pollution, Science, 315, 50–51, doi:10.1126/science.1136529, 2007.

[16]  Sena, E. T., Artaxo, P., and Correia, A. L.: Spatial variability of the direct radiative forcing of biomass burning aerosols and the effects of land use change in Amazonia, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1261–1275, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1261-2013, 2013.

[17]  Artaxo, P., Rizzo, L. V., Brito, J. F., Barbosa, H. M. J., Arana, A., Sena, E. T., Cirino, G. G., Bastos, W., Martin, S. T., and Andreae, M. O.: Atmospheric aerosols in Amazonia and land use change: from natural biogenic to biomass burning conditions, Faraday Discuss., 165, 203–235, doi:10.1039/C3FD00052D, 2013.

[18]  Lin, J. C., Matsui, T., Pielke, R. A., and Kummerow, C.: Effects of biomass-burning-derived aerosols on precipitation and clouds in the Amazon Basin: a satellite-based empirical study, J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., 111, D19204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006884, 2006.

[19]  Zhang, Y., Fu, R., Yu, H., Qian, Y., Dickinson, R., Silva Dias, M. A. F., da Silva Dias, P. L., and Fernandes, K.: Impact of biomass burning aerosol on the monsoon circulation transition over Amazonia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10814, doi:10.1029/2009GL037180, 2009.

[20]  L. A. T. Machado, M. A. F. Silva Dias, C. Morales, G. Fisch, D. Vila, R. Albrecht, S. J. Goodman, A. J. P. Calheiros, T. Biscaro, C. Kummerow, J. Cohen, D. Fitzjarrald, E. L. Nascimento, M. S. Sakamoto, C. Cunningham, J. –P. Chaboureau, W. A. Petersen, D. K. Adams, L. Baldini, C. F. Angelis, L. F. Sapucci, P. Salio, H. M. J. Barbosa, E. Landulfo, R.A.F. Souza, R. J. Blakeslee, J. Bailey, S. Freitas, W. F. A. Lima, and A. Tokay, “THE CHUVA PROJECT: How Does Convection Vary across Brazil?,” Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1365-1380,

[21]  J. D. Whitehead, E. Darbyshire, J. Brito, H. M. J. Barbosa, I. Crawford, R. Stern, M. W. Gallagher, P. H. Kaye, J. D. Allan, H. Coe, P. Artaxo, and G. McFiggans Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., doi:10.5194/acp-2015-1020, 2015

[22]  Andreae, M. O., Artaxo, P., Beck, V., Bela, M., Freitas, S., Gerbig, C., Longo, K., Munger, J. W., Wiedemann, K. T., and Wofsy, S. C.: Carbon monoxide and related trace gases and aerosols over the Amazon Basin during the wet and dry seasons, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 6041–6065, doi:10.5194/acp-12-6041-2012, 2012.

[23]  Formenti, P., M. O. Andreae, L. Lange, G. Roberts, J. Cafmeyer, I. Rajta, W. Maenhaut, B. N. Holben, P. Artaxo, and J. Lelieveld (2001), Saharan dust in Brazil and Suriname during the Large-Scale Biosphere-Atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia (LBA): Cooperative LBA Regional Experiment (CLAIRE) in March 1998, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 14,919– 14,934.

[24]  Ansmann, A., Baars, H., Tesche, M., Muller, D., Althausen, D., Engelmann, R., Pauliquevis, T., and Artaxo, P.: Dust and smoke transport from Africa to South America: lidar profiling over Cape Verde and the Amazon rainforest, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L11802, doi:10.1029/2009GL037923, 2009.

[25]  Huang, J., Zhang, C., and Prospero, J. M.: African dust outbreaks: a satellite perspective of temporal and spatial variability over the tropical Atlantic Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D05202, doi:10.1029/2009JD012516, 2010

[26]  Koren, I., Kaufman, Y. J., Washington, R., Todd, C. C., Rudich, Y., Martins, J. V., and Rosenfeld, D.: The Bod’el’e depression: a single spot in the Sahara that provides most of the mineral dust to the Amazon forest, Environ. Res. Lett., 1, 1–5, 2006.