Data
  • Atmospheric observations in Bucharest-Magurele, RADO

    This data is used to compare the aerosol model with real observations, as well as to test the software performances. Validation of the retrieved aerosol type from lidar is made based on backtrajectory analysis, in situ (aerosol mass spectrometry) and column measurements (sun photometry).

  • Atmospheric observations in Europe, ACTRIS

    This data will be used in the advanced testing phase. Blind tests will be applied using data provided by selected ACTRIS lidar stations.

  • Calipso aerosol products

    Calipso data were used to build up the ESA EARLINET Calipso database, one of the sources for blind tests applied to our software. Aerosol intensive optical properties in this database were considered reference to validate our aerosol model. A selection of 57 cases was also used to assess the individual performances of the ANNs. Aerosol classification is made from Calipso data products together with FLEXPART column sensitivity maps.

  • Global Aerosol Data Set - GADS

    GADS was used to collect the microphysical properties of the different aerosol components in our aerosol model, such as water soluble, insoluble, soot, mineral (nucleation, accumulation, coarse), sulfates, sea salt (accumulation, coarse).

  • Optical Properties of Aerosol and Clouds software package - OPAC

    OPAC was used to build the pure aerosol types as an internal mixture of typical components which do not interact physically or chemically, having different mixing ratios. Also, it was used to simulate the variability of the optical properties with humidity.

Software

Download the pre-compiled software using the link below. This version works under 64-bit versions of Windows. To run the application simply unzip the archive and run "natali.exe". It's important to keep the folder structure as it is provided (Do not rename, move or delete any files delivered with the software).

Download pre-compiled software here.

Download the Python source code using the link below. This version works under 64-bit versions of Windows. To run the application simply unzip the archive and run "natali.py", after you make sure you have all the required Python modules installed on your system. The required Python modules are described in the user guide. It's important to keep the folder structure as it is provided (Do not rename, move or delete any files delivered with the software).

Download Python software here.

Download the latest version of the user guide using the link below.

Download user guide here.