Characteristics of atmospheric aerosols observed by lidar at five TCCON sites extending from 43°N to 45°S

Osamu Uchino1, Tetsu Sakai2, Tomohiro Nagai2, Toshiharu Izumi2, Takashi Shibata3, Isamu Morino4, Yukio Yoshida5, Okumura Hiroshi6, Kohei Arai6, Gerry Bagtasa7, Dave Pollard8 and Ben Liley9, (1)National Institute of Environmental Studies, Ibaraki, Japan, (2)Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, (3)Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, (4)National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japan, (5)CGER-NIES, Tsukuba, Japan, (6)Saga University, Saga, Japan, (7)University of the Philippines, Quezon City, Philippines, (8)National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand, (9)National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Lauder, New Zealand