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Table 2 Retrieval mean and STD of optical parameters from all the valid bins over Town, Ocean and Forest

From: Development of China’s first space-borne aerosol-cloud high-spectral-resolution lidar: retrieval algorithm and airborne demonstration

Scene Lidar BSR(a.u.) BSC(10–4 × km−1sr−1) EC(10–2 × km−1) LR(sr) Nprofile
Town A2P 1.60 ± 0.20 7.96 ± 2.89 2.85 ± 1.13 34.82 ± 6.07 194
CALIOP 1.60 ± 0.34 8.44 ± 5.13 3.75 ± 2.27 44.35 ± 3.44 96
Ocean A2P 1.56 ± 0.27 7.49 ± 3.70 2.54 ± 1.36 28.43 ± 6.501 384
CALIOP 1.54 ± 0.30 8.03 ± 4.76 3.53 ± 2.09 44a 24
ForestCloud A2P 14.37 ± 15.40 148.12 ± 169.23 33.07 ± 41.11 22.29 ± 5.29 530
CALIOP 14.97 ± 19.75 155.31 ± 220.12 55.62 ± 76.31 40.23 ± 7.02 58
ForestAerosol A2P 1.68 ± 0.83 8.70 ± 9.39 3.07 ± 2.58 36.02 ± 5.22 530
CALIOP 1.54 ± 0.62 5.83 ± 6.09 2.84 ± 2.33 51.70 ± 5.44 58
  1. aAll the LR of CALIOP in Ocean are 44, so the STD is zero