Four-dimensional distribution of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic cloud over Europe observed by EARLINET

Show simple item record Mona, L. Pappalardo, G. D'Amico, G. Wandinger, U. Adam, M. Amodeo, A. Ansmann, A. Apituley, A. Alados Arboledas, L. Balis, D. Bravo-Aranda, J. A. Chaikovsky, A. Comeron, A. Cuesta, J. De Tomasi, F. Freudenthaler, V. Gausa, M. Giannakaki, E. Giehl, H. Giunta, A. Grigorov, I. Groß, S. Haeffelin, M. Hiebsch, A. Iarlori, M. Lange, D. Linné, H. Madonna, F. Mattis, I. Mamouri, R.-E. McAuliffe, Michael A. P. Mitev, V. Molero, F. Navas-Guzman, F Nicolae, D. Papayannis, A. Perrone, M. R. Pietras, C. Pietruczuk, A. Pisani, G. Preißler, J. Pujadas, M. Rizi, V. Ruth, Albert A. Schmidt, J. Schnell, F. Seifert, P. Serikov, I. Sicard, M. Simeonov, V. Spinelli, N. Stebel, K. Tesche, M. Trickl, T. Wang, X. Wagner, F. Wiegner, M. Wilson, K. M. 2013-12-11T16:18:22Z 2013-12-11T16:18:22Z 2013-04
dc.identifier.citation Pappalardo, G., Mona, L., D'Amico, G., Wandinger, U., Adam, M., Amodeo, A., Ansmann, A., Apituley, A., Alados Arboledas, L., Balis, D., Boselli, A., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Chaikovsky, A., Comeron, A., Cuesta, J., De Tomasi, F., Freudenthaler, V., Gausa, M., Giannakaki, E., Giehl, H., Giunta, A., Grigorov, I., Groß, S., Haeffelin, M., Hiebsch, A., Iarlori, M., Lange, D., Linné, H., Madonna, F., Mattis, I., Mamouri, R.-E., McAuliffe, M. A. P., Mitev, V., Molero, F., Navas-Guzman, F., Nicolae, D., Papayannis, A., Perrone, M. R., Pietras, C., Pietruczuk, A., Pisani, G., Preißler, J., Pujadas, M., Rizi, V., Ruth, A. A., Schmidt, J., Schnell, F., Seifert, P., Serikov, I., Sicard, M., Simeonov, V., Spinelli, N., Stebel, K., Tesche, M., Trickl, T., Wang, X., Wagner, F., Wiegner, M., and Wilson, K. M.: Four-dimensional distribution of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic cloud over Europe observed by EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 4429-4450, doi:10.5194/acp-13-4429-2013, 2013 en
dc.identifier.volume 13 en
dc.identifier.issued 8 en
dc.identifier.startpage 4429 en
dc.identifier.endpage 4450 en
dc.identifier.issn 1680-7324
dc.identifier.doi 10.5194/acp-13-4429-2013
dc.description.abstract The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull in April- May 2010 represents a "natural experiment" to study the impact of volcanic emissions on a continental scale. For the first time, quantitative data about the presence, altitude, and layering of the volcanic cloud, in conjunction with optical information, are available for most parts of Europe derived from the observations by the European Aerosol Research Lidar NETwork (EARLINET). Based on multi-wavelength Raman lidar systems, EARLINET is the only instrument worldwide that is able to provide dense time series of high-quality optical data to be used for aerosol typing and for the retrieval of particle microphysical properties as a function of altitude. In this work we show the four-dimensional (4-D) distribution of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic cloud in the troposphere over Europe as observed by EARLINET during the entire volcanic event (15 April-26 May 2010). All optical properties directly measured (backscatter, extinction, and particle linear depolarization ratio) are stored in the EARLINET database available at A specific relational database providing the volcanic mask over Europe, realized ad hoc for this specific event, has been developed and is available on request at the first days after the eruption, volcanic particles were detected over Central Europe within a wide range of altitudes, from the upper troposphere down to the local planetary boundary layer (PBL). After 19 April 2010, volcanic particles were detected over southern and south-eastern Europe. During the first half of May (5-15 May), material emitted by the Eyjafjallajökull volcano was detected over Spain and Portugal and then over the Mediterranean and the Balkans. The last observations of the event were recorded until 25 May in Central Europe and in the Eastern Mediterranean area.The 4-D distribution of volcanic aerosol layering and optical properties on European scale reported here provides an unprecedented data set for evaluating satellite data and aerosol dispersion models for this kind of volcanic events. en
dc.description.sponsorship European Commission (FP6 RICA 025991); European Commission ((FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n. 262254.); European Commission ((Weather hazards for aeronautics) grant agreement no. 285050.); ESA (ESRIN contract 21769/08/IOL25 and 22202/09/I-EC.); Andalusia Regional Government (P10-RNM-6299); Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (CGL2010-18782, and CSD2007-00067) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Copernicus Publications en
dc.rights © Author(s) 2013. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. en
dc.rights.uri en
dc.subject EARLINET en
dc.subject Volcanic emissions en
dc.subject Lidar observations en
dc.subject Volcanic layers en
dc.subject Volcanological research. en
dc.subject Eyjafjallajökull en
dc.title Four-dimensional distribution of the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull volcanic cloud over Europe observed by EARLINET en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Albert Ruth, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics en
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