Short Curriculum Vitae of Dr. Gelsomina Pappalardo

Dr. Gelsomina Pappalardo (born in 1962, Laurea Degree in Physics, Ph.D. Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring, Head of Lidar Group at the “Istituto di Metodologie per l’Analisi Ambientale del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CNR-IMAA) and of the CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO).

Dr. Pappalardo has over 25 years of research experience in the field of atmospheric studies with lidar techniques. She has authored or co-authored more than 70 papers in the peer-reviewed literature. Dr. Gelsomina Pappalardo participated as PI in several national and international projects. In particular, she coordinated the CNR-IMAA research activity in the validation program of the NASA LITE experiment; she coordinated the validation activity for MIPAS water vapour data in the framework of ENVISAT/Cal/Val/ESA project. PI of the ESA projects: “Aerosols and Clouds: Long Term Database from Spaceborne Lidar Measurements”, “Multi-Mission Quality Analysis by LIDAR” and “CEOS Intercalibration of Ground-Based Spectrometers and Lidars”. PI of the EC FP6 Project “Global Earth Observation and Monitoring” (GEOMon) and of the EC FP7 Project “Weather hazards for aeronautics” (WEZARD).

She was the coordinator of the FP6 Project “European Aerosol Research Lidar Network – Advanced Sustainable Observation System (EARLINET-ASOS)” [2006-2011] and she is the EARLINET (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network) speaker since 2006.

She was member of the EarthCARE Joint Mission Advisory Group (ESA-JAXA) [2007-2012].

Dr. Pappalardo coordinated the EU FP7 project ACTRIS (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research Infrastructure Network) [2011-2015] and she is coordinating the follow up project ACTRIS2 funded by EU under the H2020 specific programme for “Integrating and opening existing national and regional research infrastructures of European interest”.

She is co-chair of GALION, the GAW Aerosol Lidar Observation Network. She is member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Aerosols of the Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) aerosol program of WMO and of the Scientific Advisory Group on Volcanic Ash (VA-SAG) of WMO and IUGG supporting ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization). She is the Chair of the ESFRI Strategic Working Group for Environmental Science and Italian delegate in the EFSRI Forum.


Journal papers

Falconieri, A., N. Papagiannopoulos, F. Marchese, C. Filizzola, S. Trippetta, N. Pergola, G. Pappalardo, V. Tramutoli and L. Mona, Validation of Ash/Dust Detections from SEVIRI Data Using ACTRIS/EARLINET Ground-Based LIDAR Measurements, Remote Sens., 12(7), 1172;, 2020.

Baars, H., Ansmann, A., Ohneiser, K., Haarig, M., Engelmann, R., Althausen, D., Hanssen, I., Gausa, M., Pietruczuk, A., Szkop, A., Stachlewska, I. S., Wang, D., Reichardt, J., Skupin, A., Mattis, I., Trickl, T., Vogelmann, H., Navas-Guzmán, F., Haefele, A., Acheson, K., Ruth, A. A., Tatarov, B., Müller, D., Hu, Q., Podvin, T., Goloub, P., Veselovskii, I., Pietras, C., Haeffelin, M., Fréville, P., Sicard, M., Comerón, A., Fernández García, A. J., Molero Menéndez, F., Córdoba-Jabonero, C., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Alados-Arboledas, L., Bortoli, D., Costa, M. J., Dionisi, D., Liberti, G. L., Wang, X., Sannino, A., Papagiannopoulos, N., Boselli, A., Mona, L., D'Amico, G., Romano, S., Perrone, M. R., Belegante, L., Nicolae, D., Grigorov, I., Gialitaki, A., Amiridis, V., Soupiona, O., Papayannis, A., Mamouri, R.-E., Nisantzi, A., Heese, B., Hofer, J., Schechner, Y. Y., Wandinger, U., and Pappalardo, G.: The unprecedented 2017–2018 stratospheric smoke event: decay phase and aerosol properties observed with the EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15183–15198,, 2019.

Proestakis, E., Amiridis, V., Marinou, E., Binietoglou, I., Ansmann, A., Wandinger, U., Hofer, J., Yorks, J., Nowottnick, E., Makhmudov, A., Papayannis, A., Pietruczuk, A., Gialitaki, A., Apituley, A., Szkop, A., Muñoz Porcar, C., Bortoli, D., Dionisi, D., Althausen, D., Mamali, D., Balis, D., Nicolae, D., Tetoni, E., Liberti, G. L., Baars, H., Mattis, I., Stachlewska, I. S., Voudouri, K. A., Mona, L., Mylonaki, M., Perrone, M. R., Costa, M. J., Sicard, M., Papagiannopoulos, N., Siomos, N., Burlizzi, P., Pauly, R., Engelmann, R., Abdullaev, S., and Pappalardo, G.: EARLINET evaluation of the CATS Level 2 aerosol backscatter coefficient product, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11743–11764,, 2019.

Papagiannopoulos, N., Mona, L., Amodeo, A., D'Amico, G., Gumà Claramunt, P., Pappalardo, G., Alados-Arboledas, L., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Amiridis, V., Apituley, A., Baars, H., Schwarz, A., Wandinger, U., Binietoglou, I., Nicolae, D., Bortoli, D., Comerón, A., Rodríguez-Gómez, A., Sicard, M., Kokkalis, P., Papayannis, A., and Wiegner, M.: An automatic observation-based typing method for EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15879-15901,, 2018.

Benedetti, A., Reid, J. S., Knippertz, P., Marsham, J. H., Di Giuseppe, F., Rémy, S., Basart, S., Boucher, O., Brooks, I. M., Menut, L., Mona, L., Laj, P., Pappalardo, G., Wiedensohler, A., Baklanov, A., Brooks, M., Colarco, P. R., Cuevas, E., da Silva, A., Escribano, J., Flemming, J., Huneeus, N., Jorba, O., Kazadzis, S., Kinne, S., Popp, T., Quinn, P. K., Sekiyama, T. T., Tanaka, T., and Terradellas, E.: Status and future of numerical atmospheric aerosol prediction with a focus on data requirements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 10615-10643,, 2018.

Madonna, F., Rosoldi, M., Lolli, S., Amato, F., Vande Hey, J., Dhillon, R., Zheng, Y., Brettle, M., and Pappalardo, G.: Intercomparison of aerosol measurements performed with multi-wavelength Raman lidars, automatic lidars and ceilometers in the framework of INTERACT-II campaign, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2459-2475,, 2018.

L. Belegante, J. Antonio Bravo-Aranda, V. Freudenthaler, D. Nicolae, A. Nemuc, L. Alados-Arboledas, A. Amodeo, G. Pappalardo, G. D'Amico, R. Engelmann, H. Baars, U. Wandinger, A. Papayannis, P. Kokkalis, and S. N. Pereira, Experimental techniques for the calibration of lidar depolarization channels in EARLINET, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1119-1141,, 2018.

S. Lolli, Madonna, F., Rosoldi, M., Campbell, J. R., Welton, E. J., Lewis, J. R., Gu, Y., and Pappalardo, G.: Impact of varying lidar measurement and data processing techniques in evaluating cirrus cloud and aerosol direct radiative effects, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 1639-1651,, 2018.

Thorne, P. W., Madonna, F., Schulz, J., Oakley, T., Ingleby, B., Rosoldi, M., Tramutola, E., Arola, A., Buschmann, M., Mikalsen, A. C., Davy, R., Voces, C., Kreher, K., De Maziere, M., and Pappalardo, G.: Making better sense of the mosaic of environmental measurement networks: a system-of-systems approach and quantitative assessment, Geosci. Instrum. Method. Data Syst., 6, 453-472,, 2017.

R. Barragan, M. Sicard, J. Totems, J. F. Léon, F. Dulac, M. Mallet, J. Pelon, L. Alados-Arboledas, A. Amodeo, P. Augustin, A. Boselli, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, P. Burlizzi, P. Chazette, A. Comerón, G. D’Amico, P. Dubuisson, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, G. Leto, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, F. Madonna, L. Mona, C. Muñoz-Porcar, G. Pappalardo, M. R. Perrone, V. Pont, F. Rocadenbosch, A. Rodriguez-Gomez, S. Scollo, N. Spinelli, G. Titos, X. Wang, R. Zanmar Sanchez, Spatio-temporal monitoring by ground-based and air- and space-borne lidars of a moderate Saharan dust event affecting southern Europe in June 2013 in the framework of the ADRIMED/ChArMEx campaign, Air Qual Atmos Health, 10.261-285, doi: 10.1007/s11869-016-0447-7, 2017.

Nickovic, S., Cvetkovic, B., Madonna, F., Rosoldi, M., Pejanovic, G., Petkovic, S., and Nikolic, J.: Cloud ice caused by atmospheric mineral dust – Part 1: Parameterization of ice nuclei concentration in the NMME-DREAM model, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11367-11378,, 2016.

M. J. Granados-Muñoz, F. Navas-Guzmán, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, I. Binietoglou, S. N. Pereira, S. Basart, J. M. Baldasano, L. Belegante, A. Chaikovsky, A. Comerón, G. D'Amico, O. Dubovik, L. Ilic, P. Kokkalis, C. Muñoz-Porcar, S. Nickovic, D. Nicolae, F. J. Olmo, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, A. Rodríguez, K. Schepanski, M. Sicard, A. Vukovic, U. Wandinger, F. Dulac, and L. Alados-Arboledas: Profiling of aerosol microphysical properties at several EARLINET/AERONET sites during July 2012 ChArMEx/EMEP campaign, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 7043-7066, doi:10.5194/acp-16-7043-2016, 2016.

M. Sicard, R. Barragan, C. Muñoz-Porcar, A. Comerón, M. Mallet, F. Dulac, J. Pelon, L. Alados Arboledas, A. Amodeo, A. Boselli, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, G. D’amico, M. J. Granados Muñoz, G. Leto, J. L. Guerrero Rascado, F. Madonna, L. Mona, G. Pappalardo, M. R. Perrone, P. Burlizzi, F. Rocadenbosch, A. Rodríguez-Gómez, S. Scollo, N. Spinelli, G. Titos, X. Wang & R. Zanmar Sanchez, Contribution of EARLINET/ACTRIS to the summer 2013 Special Observing Period of the ChArMEx project: monitoring of a Saharan dust event over the western and central Mediterranean, International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37:19, 4698-4711, DOI: 10.1080/01431161.2016.1222102, 2016.

G. D'Amico, A. Amodeo, I. Mattis, V. Freudenthaler, and G. Pappalardo: EARLINET Single Calculus Chain – technical – Part 1: Pre-processing of raw lidar data, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 491-507, doi:10.5194/amt-9-491-2016, 2016.

Haeffelin, M., S. Crewell, A. J. Illingworth, G. Pappalardo, H. Russchenberg, M. Chiriaco, K. Ebell, R. J. Hogan, F. Madonna: Parallel developments and formal collaborations between European atmospheric profiling observatories and US ARM research programs, in “The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: The First 20 Years”, American Meteorological Society Monograph series, April 2016, Chapter 29, pp. 29.1-29.34, DOI:, 2016.

J. A. Bravo-Aranda, L. Belegante, V. Freudenthaler, A. Alados-Arboledas, D. Nicolae, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, A. Amodeo, G. D'Amico, R. Engelmann, G. Pappalardo, P. Kokkalis, R. Mamouri, A. Papayannis, F. Navas-Guzmán, F. J. Olmo, U. Wandinger, and M. Haeffelin, Assessment of lidar depolarization uncertainty by means of a polarimetric lidar simulator, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 11367-11378, doi:10.5194/acp-16-11367-2016, 2016.

D. Balis, M. E. Koukouli, N. Siomos, S. Dimopoulos, L. Mona, G. Pappalardo, F. Marenco, L. Clarisse, L. J. Ventress, E. Carboni, R. G. Grainger, P. Wang, N. Theys, and C. Zehner: Validation of ash optical depth and layer height retrieved from passive satellite sensors using EARLINET and airborne lidar data: The case of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 5705-5720, doi:10.5194/acp-16-5705-2016, 2016.

A. Chaikovsky, O. Dubovik, B. Holben, A. Bril, P. Goloub, D. Tanré, G. Pappalardo, U. Wandinger, L. Chaikovskaya, S. Denisov, Y. Grudo, A. Lopatin, Y. Karol, T. Lapyonok, V. Amiridis, A. Ansmann, A. Apituley, L. Allados-Arboledas, I. Binietoglou, A. Boselli, G. D'Amico, V. Freudenthaler, D. Giles, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, P. Kokkalis, D. Nicolae, S. Oshchepkov, A. Papayannis, M. R. Perrone, A. Pietruczuk, F. Rocadenbosch, M. Sicard, I. Slutsker, C. Talianu, F. De Tomasi, A. Tsekeri, J. Wagner, and X. Wang: Lidar-Radiometer Inversion Code (LIRIC) for the retrieval of vertical aerosol properties from combined lidar/radiometer data: development and distribution in EARLINET, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1181-1205, doi:10.5194/amt-9-1181-2016, 2016.

U. Wandinger, V. Freudenthaler, H. Baars, A. Amodeo, R. Engelmann, I. Mattis, S. Groß, G. Pappalardo, A. Giunta, G. D'Amico, A. Chaikovsky, F. Osipenko, A. Slesar, D. Nicolae, L. Belegante, C. Talianu, I. Serikov, H. Linné, F. Jansen, A. Apituley, K. M. Wilson, M. de Graaf, T. Trickl, H. Giehl, M. Adam, A. Comerón, C. Muñoz, F. Rocadenbosch, M. Sicard, S. Tomás, D. Lange, D. Kumar, M. Pujadas, F. Molero, A. J. Fernández, L. Alados-Arboledas, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, F. Navas-Guzmán, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, J. Preißler, F. Wagner, M. Gausa, I. Grigorov, D. Stoyanov, M. Iarlori, V. Rizi, N. Spinelli, A. Boselli, X. Wang, T. Lo Feudo, M. R. Perrone, F. De Tomasi, and P. Burlizzi: EARLINET instrument intercomparison campaigns: overview on strategy and results, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1001-1023, doi:10.5194/amt-9-1001-2016, 2016.

N. Papagiannopoulos, L. Mona, L. Alados-Arboledas, V. Amiridis, H. Baars, I. Binietoglou, D. Bortoli, G. D'Amico, A. Giunta, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, A. Schwarz, S. Pereira, N. Spinelli, U. Wandinger, X. Wang, and G. Pappalardo: CALIPSO climatological products: evaluation and suggestions from EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 16, 2341-2357, doi:10.5194/acp-16-2341-2016, 2016.

Sicard, M., G. D’Amico, A. Comerón, L. Mona, L. Alados-Arboledas, A. Amodeo, H. Baars, L. Belegante, I. Binietoglou, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, A. J. Fernández, P. Fréville, D. García-Vizcaíno, A. Giunta, M. J. Granados-Muñoz, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, D. Hadjimitsis, A. Haefele, M. Hervo, M. Iarlori, P. Kokkalis, D. Lange, R. E. Mamouri, I. Mattis, F. Molero, N. Montoux, A. Muñoz, C. Muñoz Porcar, F. Navas-Guzmán, D. Nicolae, A. Nisantzi, N. Papagiannopoulos, A. Papayannis, S. Pereira, J. Preißler, M. Pujadas, V. Rizi, F. Rocadenbosch, K. Sellegri, V. Simeonov, G. Tsaknakis, F. Wagner, and G. Pappalardo: EARLINET: potential operationality of a research network, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4587-4613, doi:10.5194/amt-8-4587-2015, (2015).

Madonna, F., Amato, F., Vande Hey, J., and Pappalardo, G.: Ceilometer aerosol profiling versus Raman lidar in the frame of the INTERACT campaign of ACTRIS, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 2207-2223, doi:10.5194/amt-8-2207-2015, (2015).

D'Amico, G., Amodeo, A., Baars, H., Binietoglou, I., Freudenthaler, V., Mattis, I., Wandinger, U., and Pappalardo, G.: EARLINET Single Calculus Chain – general presentation methodology and strategy, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 4891-4916, doi:10.5194/amt-8-4891-2015, (2015).

Binietoglou, I., Basart, S., Alados-Arboledas, L., Amiridis, V., Argyrouli, A., Baars, H., Baldasano, J. M., Balis, D., Belegante, L., Bravo-Aranda, J. A., Burlizzi, P., Carrasco, V., Chaikovsky, A., Comerón, A., D'Amico, G., Filioglou, M., Granados-Muñoz, M. J., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Ilic, L., Kokkalis, P., Maurizi, A., Mona, L., Monti, F., Muñoz-Porcar, C., Nicolae, D., Papayannis, A., Pappalardo, G., Pejanovic, G., Pereira, S. N., Perrone, M. R., Pietruczuk, A., Posyniak, M., Rocadenbosch, F., Rodríguez-Gómez, A., Sicard, M., Siomos, N., Szkop, A., Terradellas, E., Tsekeri, A., Vukovic, A., Wandinger, U., and Wagner, J.: A methodology for investigating dust model performance using synergistic EARLINET/AERONET dust concentration retrievals, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 8, 3577-3600, doi:10.5194/amt-8-3577-2015, (2015).

Amiridis, V., E. Marinou, A. Tsekeri, U. Wandinger, A. Schwarz, E. Giannakaki, R. Mamouri, P. Kokkalis, I. Binietoglou, S. Solomos, T. Herekakis, S. Kazadzis, E. Gerasopoulos, D. Balis, A. Papayannis, C. Kontoes, K. Kourtidis, N. Papagiannopoulos, L. Mona, G. Pappalardo, O. Le Rille, and A. Ansmann: LIVAS: a 3-D multi-wavelength aerosol/cloud climatology based on CALIPSO and EARLINET, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 7127-7153, doi:10.5194/acp-15-7127-2015, (2015).

Wang, Y., Sartelet, K. N., Bocquet, M., Chazette, P., Sicard, M., D'Amico, G., Léon, J. F., Alados-Arboledas, L., Amodeo, A., Augustin, P., Bach, J., Belegante, L., Binietoglou, I., Bush, X., Comerón, A., Delbarre, H., Garcia-Vizcaino, D., Guerrero-Rascado, J. L., Hervo, M., Iarlori, M., Kokkalis, P., Lange, D., Molero, F., Montoux, N., Muñoz, A., Muñoz, C., Nicolae, D., Papayannis, A., Pappalardo, G., Preissler, J., Rocadenbosch, F., Sellegri, K., Wagner, F., and Dulac, F.: Assimilation of lidar signals: application to aerosol forecasting in the Mediterranean Basin, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 12031–12053,, doi:10.5194/acp-14-12031-2014, (2014).

Madonna, F., Rosoldi, M., Güldner, J., Haefele, A., Kivi, R., Cadeddu, M. P., Sisterson, D., and Pappalardo, G.: Quantifying the value of redundant measurements at GRUAN sites, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 3813–3823,, doi:10.5194/amt-7-3813-2014, (2014).

Cimini, D., V. Rizi, P. Di Girolamo, F. S. Marzano, A. Macke, G. Pappalardo, and A. Richter: Overview: Tropospheric profiling: state of the art and future challenges – introduction to the AMT special issue, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 2981-2986, doi:10.5194/amt-7-2981-2014, 2014.

L. Mona, N. Papagiannopoulos, S. Basart, J. Baldasano, I. Binietoglou, C. Cornacchia, and G. Pappalardo, EARLINET dust observations vs. BSC-DREAM8b modeled profiles: 12-year-long systematic comparison at Potenza, Italy, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 8781–8793,, doi:10.5194/acp-14-8781-2014, (2014).

M. Wiegner, F. Madonna, I. Binietoglou, R. Forkel, J. Gasteiger, A. Geiß, G. Pappalardo, K. Schäfer, and W. Thomas, What is the benefit of ceilometers for aerosol remote sensing? An answer from EARLINET, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 7, 1979–1997, doi:10.5194/amt-7-1979-2014, (2014).

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. Discuss., 7, 2929-2980, doi:10.5194/amtd-7-2929-2014, (2014).

Rosoldi, M., P. Gumà Claramunt, F. Madonna, A. Amodeo, I. Binietoglou, G. D’amico, A. Giunta, L. Mona, N. Papagiannopoulos, G. Pappalardo: Study of thin clouds at CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO), Annals of Geophysics, 56, Fast Track – 1; 7 pages; doi:10.4401/ ag – 6337, (2013)

Madonna, F.,  A. Amodeo,  G. D'Amico, and  G. Pappalardo, A study on the use of radar and lidar for characterizing ultragiant aerosol, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrd.50789, (2013).

A. Petzold, J. A. Ogren, M. Fiebig, P. Laj, S.-M. Li, U. Baltensperger, T. Holzer-Popp, S. Kinne, G. Pappalardo, N. Sugimoto, C. Wehrli, A. Wiedensohler, and X.-Y. Zhang, Recommendations for reporting “black carbon” measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 8365–8379, doi:10.5194/acp-13-8365-2013, (2013).

G. Wetzel, H. Oelhaf, G. Berthet, A. Bracher, C. Cornacchia, D. G. Feist, H. Fischer, A. Fix, M. Iarlori, A. Kleinert, A. Lengel, M. Milz, L. Mona, S. C. Müller, J. Ovarlez, G. Pappalardo, C. Piccolo, P. Raspollini, J.-B. Renard, V. Rizi, S. Rohs, C. Schiller, G. Stiller, M. Weber, and G. Zhang: Validation of MIPAS-ENVISAT H2O operational data collected between July 2002 and March 2004, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 5791-5811, doi:10.5194/acp-13-5791-2013, (2013).

G. Pappalardo, L. Mona, G. D'Amico, U. Wandinger, M. Adam, A. Amodeo, A. Ansmann, A. Apituley, L. Alados Arboledas, D. Balis, A. Boselli, J. A. Bravo-Aranda, A. Chaikovsky, A. Comeron, J. Cuesta, F. De Tomasi, V. Freudenthaler, M. Gausa, E. Giannakaki, H. Giehl, A. Giunta, I. Grigorov, S. Groß, M. Haeffelin, A. Hiebsch, M. Iarlori, D. Lange, H. Linné, F. Madonna, I. Mattis, R.-E. Mamouri, M. A. P. McAuliffe, V. Mitev, F. Molero, F. Navas-Guzman, D. Nicolae, A. Papayannis, M. R. Perrone, C. Pietras, A. Pietruczuk, G. Pisani, J. Preißler, M. Pujadas, V. Rizi, A. A. Ruth, J. Schmidt, F. Schnell, P. Seifert, I. Serikov, M. Sicard, V. Simeonov, N. Spinelli, K. Stebel, M. Tesche, T. Trickl, X. Wang, F. Wagner, M. Wiegner, and K. M. Wilson, 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).

F. Molero, M. Sicard, F.Navas, Preißler, A. Amodeo, V. Freudenthaler, AJ. Fernandez, S.Tomas, MJ. Granados, F.Wagner, A.Giunta, I. Mattis, M. Pujadas, A. Comeron, L. Alados, JL. Guerrero, G. D'Amico, D. Lange, J. Bravo, D. Kumar, G. Pappalardo, J. Giner, C. Muñoz, F. Rocadenbosch, Study on aerosol properties over Madrid (Spain) by multiple instrumentation during SPALI10 lidar campaign, Special Section: VI Workshop on Lidar Measurements in Latinamerica, Opt. Pura Apl., vol. 45, N. 4, 405-413, DOI:, (2012).

L. Mona, Z. Liu, D. Müller, A. Omar, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, N. Sugimoto, M. Vaughan, Lidar measurements for desert dust characterization: an Overview, Advances in Meteorology Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2012, Article ID 356265, 36 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/356265, (2012).

P. Sawamura, J. P. Vernier, J. E. Barnes, T. A. Berkoff, E. J. Welton, L. Alados-Arboledas, F. Navas-Guzmán, G. Pappalardo, L. Mona, F. Madonna, D. Lange, M. Sicard, S. Godin-Beekmann, G. Payen, Z. Wang, S. Hu, S. N. Tripathi, C. Cordoba-Jabonero and R. M. Hoff: Stratospheric AOD after the 2011 eruption of Nabro volcano measured by lidars over the Northern Hemisphere, Environ. Res. Lett. 7, 034013 (9pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/034013 (2012).

P. Pornsawad, G. D’Amico, C. Böckmann, A. Amodeo, and G. Pappalardo, Retrieval of aerosol extinction coefficient profiles from Raman lidar data by inversion method, Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 12, pp. 2035-2044, doi: 10.1364/AO.51.002035, (2012).

Mona, L., Amodeo, A., D'Amico, G., Giunta, A., Madonna, F., and Pappalardo, G.: Multi-wavelength Raman lidar observations of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic cloud over Potenza, southern Italy, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 2229-2244, doi:10.5194/acp-12-2229-2012, (2012).

M. Campanelli, V. Estelles, T. Smyth, C. Tomasi, M.P. Martìnez-Lozano, B. Claxton, P. Muller, G. Pappalardo, A. Pietruczuk, J. Shanklin, S. Colwell, C. Wrench, A. Lupi, M. Mazzola, C. Lanconelli, V. Vitale, F. Congeduti, D. Dionisi, F. Cardillo, M. Cacciani, G. P. Casasanta, T. Nakajima, Monitoring of Eyjafjallajökull volcanic aerosol by the new European Skynet Radiometers (ESR) network, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 48, March 2012, Pages 33–45, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.070, (2012).

A. Boselli, R. Caggiano, C. Cornacchia, F. Madonna, M. Macchiato, L. Mona, G. Pappalardo, S. Trippetta, Multi year sun-photometer measurements for aerosol characterization in a Central Mediterranean site, Atmos. Res., Volume 104, February 2012, Pages 98-110  doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2011.08.002, (2012).

J. Meier, I. Tegen, I. Mattis, R. Wolke, L. Alados Arboledas, c, A. Apituley, D. Balis, F. Barnaba, A. Chaikovsky, M. Sicard, G. Pappalardo, A. Pietruczuk, D. Stoyanov, F. Ravetta, V. Rizi, A regional model of European aerosol transport: Evaluation with sun photometer, lidar and air quality data, Atmospheric Environment, Volume 47, February 2012, Pages 519–532, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2011.09.029, (2012).

F. Madonna, A. Amodeo, A. Boselli, C. Cornacchia, V. Cuomo, G. D’Amico, A. Giunta, L. Mona, and G. Pappalardo, CIAO: the CNR-IMAA advanced observatory for atmospheric research, Atmos. Meas. Tech., 4, 1191-1208, doi:10.5194/amt-4-1191-2011, (2011).

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

Madonna F., A. Amodeo, G. D'Amico, L. Mona, and G. Pappalardo, Observation of non-spherical ultragiant aerosol using a microwave radar, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L21814, doi:10.1029/2010GL044999, (2010).

Laj P., J. Klausen, M. Bilde, C. Plab-Duelmer, G. Pappalardo, C. Clerbaux, U. Baltensperger, J. Hjorth, D. Simpson, S. Reimann, P. F. Coheur, A. Richter, M. de Mazière, Y. Rudich, G. McFiggans, K. Torseth, A. Wiedensohler, S. Morin, M. Schulz, J. Allan, J. L. Attié, I. Barnes, W. Birmilli, P. Cammas, J. Dommen, H. P. Dorn, S. Fuzzi, M. Glasius, M. Hermann, S. Kinne, I. Koren, F. Madonna, M. Maione, A. Massling, O. Moehler, L. Mona, D. Müller, T. Müller, J. Orphal, V. H. Peuch, F. Stratmann, D. Tanré, G. Tyndall, A. A. Riziq, M. Van Roozendael, P. Villani, B. Weiner, H. Wex, A. Zardini - Measuring Atmospheric Composition Changes –Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 43, No. 33, pp. 5351-5414. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2009.08.020, (2009).

Madonna, F., F. Russo, R. Ware, and G. Pappalardo, Mid-tropospheric supercooled liquid water observation consistent with nucleation induced by a mountain lee wave, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L18802, doi:10.1029/2009GL039545,  (2009).

Mona L., G. Pappalardo, A. Amodeo, G. D'Amico, F. Madonna, A. Boselli, A. Giunta, F. Russo, V. Cuomo, One year of CNR-IMAA multi-wavelength Raman lidar measurements in correspondence of CALIPSO overpass: Level 1 products comparison, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 7213–7228, 2009,, doi: doi:10.5194/acpd-9-8429-2009,  (2009).

D. Müller, B. Heinold, M. Tesche, I. Tegen, D. Althausen, L. Alados Arboledas, V. Amiridis, A. Amodeo, A. Ansmann, D. Balis, A. Comeron, G. D'amico, E. Gerasopoulos, J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, V. Freudenthaler, E. Giannakaki, B. Heese, M. Iarlori, P. Knippertz, R. E. Mamouri, L. Mona, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, R.-M. Perrone , G. Pisani, V. Rizi, M. Sicard, N. Spinelli, A. Tafuro and M. Wiegner, EARLINET observations of the 14-22-May long-range dust transport event during SAMUM 2006: validation of results from dust transport modelling, TELLUS SERIES B-CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL METEOROLOGY Volume: 61 Issue: 1 Pages: 325-339 Published: FEB 2009.

Papayannis A., V. Amiridis, L. Mona, G. Tsaknakis, D. Balis, J. Bösenberg, A. Chaikovski, F. De Tomasi, I. Grigorov, I. Mattis, V. Mitev, D. Müller, S. Nickovic, C. Pérez, A. Pietruczuk, G. Pisani, F. Ravetta, V. Rizi, M. Sicard, T. Trickl, M. Wiegner, M. Gerding, R. E. Mamouri, G. D'Amico and G. Pappalardo, “Systematic lidar observations of Saharan dust over Europe in the frame of EARLINET (2000-2002)”, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, doi:10.1029/2007JD009028, (2008).

J. P. Taylor ,W. Smith, V. Cuomo, A. Larar, D. Zhou, C. Serio, T. Maestri, R. Rizzi, S. Newman, P. Antonelli, S. Mango, P. Di Girolamo, F. Esposito, G. Grieco, D. Summa, R. Restieri, G. Masiello, F. Romano, G. Pappalardo, G. Pavese, L. Mona, A. Amodeo, G. Pisani, EAQUATE – An International Experiment For Hyper-spectral Atmospheric Sounding Validation, BAMS, 203-218, February 2008.

Daniel K. Zhou, W.L. Smith, V. Cuomo, J.P. Taylor, C.D. Barnet, P. Di Girolamo, G. Pappalardo, A.M. Larar, X. Liu, S.M. Newman, C. Lee, and S.A. Mango, Retrieval validation during the European Aqua Thermodynamic Experiment, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorology Society, 133 (S3) 203-215 (2007).

L. Mona, C. Cornacchia, G. D'Amico, P. Di Girolamo, G. Pappalardo, G. Pisani, D. Summa, X. Wang, V. Cuomo, Characterization of the variability of the humidity and cloud fields as observed from a cluster of ground-based lidar systems, Quarterly Journal of Royal Meteorology Society, 133: (S3) 257–271 (2007).

M. Ridolfi, U. Blum, B. Carli, V. Catoire, S. Ceccherini, H. Claude, C. De Clercq, K. H. Fricke, F. Friedl-Vallon, M. Iarlori, P. Keckhut, B. Kerridge, J.-C. Lambert, Y. J. Meijer, L. Mona, H. Oelhaf, G. Pappalardo, M. Pirre, V. Rizi, C. Robert, D. Swart, T. von Clarmann, A. Waterfall, and G. Wetzel - Geophysical validation of temperature retrieved by the ESA processor from MIPAS/ENVISAT atmospheric limb-emission measurements  - Atmos. Chem. Phys., 7, 4459-4487, (2007).

L. Mona, A. Amodeo, M. Pandolfi, G. Pappalardo - Saharan dust intrusions in the Mediterranean area: Three years of Raman lidar measurements – J. Geophys. Res., vol. 111, D16203, doi:10.1029/2005JD006569, (2006).

M.G. Villani, L. Mona, A. Maurizi, G. Pappalardo, A. Tiesi, M. Pandolfi, M. D'Isidoro, V. Cuomo, F. Tampieri, Transport of volcanic aerosol in the troposphere: the case study of the 2002 Etna plume, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 111, No. D21, D21102, doi:10.1029/2006JD007126, (2006).

F. Madonna, A. Amodeo, C. Cornacchia, G. D’Amico, L. Mona, M.Pandolfi, G. Pappalardo, V. Cuomo - Multichannel microwave radiometer and water vapour Raman lidar: comparisons and synergies – AITinforma - Rivista Italiana di telerilevamento, 35, 115-130, (2006).

A. Amodeo, J. Bösenberg, A. Ansmann, D. Balis, C. Böckmann, A. Chaikovsky, A. Comeron, V. Mitev, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, M. R. Perrone, V. Rizi, V. Simeonov, P. Sobolewski, N. Spinelli, D. V. Stoyanov, T. Trickl, M. Wiegner -  EARLINET: the European Aerosol Lidar Network - Optica Pura y Aplicada, of the Optical Spanish Society, vol. 39, N. 1, (2006).

S. Guibert, V. Matthias, M. Schulz, J. Bösenberg, R. Eixmann, I. Mattis, G. Pappalardo, M. Rita Perrone, N. Spinelli, and G. Vaughan, "The vertical distribution of aerosol over Europe: synthesis of one year of EARLINET aerosol lidar measurements and aerosol transport modeling with LMDzT-INCA.", Atmos. environ. 39, 2933-2943, (2005).

C. Böckmann, U. Wandinger, A. Ansmann, J. Bösenberg, V. Amiridis, A. Boselli, A. Delaval, F. De Tomasi, M. Frioud, A. Hågård, M. Horvat, M. Iarlori, L. Komguem, S. Kreipl, G. Larchevêque, V. Matthias, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, F. Rocadembosch, J.A. Rodriguez, J. Schneider, V. Shcherbakov, M. Wiegner, “Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 2. Aerosol backscatter algorithms”, Appl. Opt. 43, N. 4, 977-989, (2004).

G. Pappalardo, A. Amodeo, M. Pandolfi, U. Wandinger, A. Ansmann, J. Bosenberg, V. Matthias, V. Amiridis, F. De Tomasi, M. Frioud, M. Iarlori, L. Komguem, A. Papayannis, F. Rocadenbosch, and X. Wang, “Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 3. Raman lidar algorithm for aerosol extinction, backscatter and lidar ratio” Appl. Opt., 43. N. 28, 5370-5385, (2004).

V. Matthias, D. Balis, J. Bösenberg, R. Eixmann, M. Iarlori, L. Komguem, I. Mattis, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, M. R. Perrone, and X. Wang, “Vertical aerosol distribution over Europe: Statistical analysis of Raman lidar data from 10 European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) stations” J. Geophys. Res., 109, D18201, doi: 10.1029/2004JD004638, (2004).

G. Pappalardo, A. Amodeo, L. Mona, M. Pandolfi, N. Pergola, and V. Cuomo, “Raman lidar observations of aerosol emitted during the 2002 Etna eruption”, Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, doi:10.1029/2003GL019073, (2004).

P. Di Girolamo, A. Amodeo, M. Pandolfi, G. Pappalardo, V. Cuomo, Lidar research activities in Potenza, Southern Italy, Annals of Geophysics, 46, N.2, 309-319, (2003).

G. Pappalardo, A. Amodeo, S. Amoruso, L. Mona, M. Pandolfi, V. Cuomo, One year of tropospheric lidar measurements of aerosol extinction and backscatter, Annals of Geophysics, 46, N.2, 401-413, (2003).

S. Amoruso, A. Amodeo, M. Armenante, A. Boselli, L. Mona, M. Pandolfi, G. Pappalardo, R. Velotta, N. Spinelli, X. Wang, Development of a tunable IR lidar system, Optics and Laser in Engineering, 37, pp. 521-532, (2002).

D. N. Whiteman, G. Schwemmer, T. Berkoff, H. Plotkin, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, and G. Pappalardo, Performance modeling of an airborne Raman water vapor lidar, Appl. Opt. 40, No. 3, 375-390, (2001).

J. Schneider, D. Balis, C. Bockmann, J. Bosenberg, B. Calpini, A.P. Chaikovsky, A. Comeron, P. Flamant, V. Freudenthaler, A. Hagard, I. Mattis, V. Mitev, A. Papayannis, G. Pappalardo, J. Pelon, M.R. Perrone, D.P. Resendes, N. Spinelli, T. Trickl, G. Vaughan, and G. Visconti, A European aerosol research lidar network to establish an aerosol climatology (EARLINET), J. Aerosol Sci., 31, Suppl. 1, 592-593, (2000).

P.F. Ambrico, A. Amodeo, S. Amoruso, M. Armenante, A. Boselli, M. Pandolfi, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, R. Velotta, Monitoring of an industrial area in Southern Italy by using a multiwavelength lidar, Optica Applicata 29, N° 4, 427-438, (1999).

P. Di Girolamo, P. Ambrico, A. Amodeo, A. Boselli, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, Aerosol observations in the nocturnal boundary layer,  Appl. Opt. 38, N° 21, 4585-4595 (1999).

V. Cuomo, P. Di Girolamo, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, V. Berardi, M. Armenante, M.P. McCormick, Lidar in Space Technology Experiment correlative measurements by lidar in Potenza, southern Italy, Journal of Geophysical Research Vol. 103, No. D10, 11,455-11,463, (1998).

V. Cuomo, P. Di Girolamo, F. Esposito, G. Pappalardo, C. Serio, N. Spinelli, M. Armenante, B. Bartoli, V. Berardi, R. Bruzzese, C. Bellecci, G. E. Caputi, F. De Donato, P. Gaudio, M. Valentini, H. Melfi, M. P. McCormick, The LITE Correlative Measurements Campaign in Southern Italy: Preliminary Results, Applied Physics B, Vol. B 64, No. 5, 553-559, (1997).

P. Ambrico, A. Amodeo, S. Amoruso, M. Armenante, V. Berardi, A. Boselli, R. Bruzzese, R. Capobianco, P. Di Girolamo, L. Fiorani, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, R. Velotta, A multiparametric Lidar system spanning from UV to the mid IR, Laser und Optoelektronik 29, 62, (1997).

P. Di Girolamo, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, V. Berardi, R. Velotta, Lidar observations of the stratospheric aerosol layer over southern Italy in the period 1991-1995, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 101, No. D13, 18,765-18,773, (1996).

P. Di Girolamo, V. Cuomo, A. Boselli, R. V. Gagliardi, G. Pappalardo, R. Velotta, B. Bartoli, V. Berardi, N. Spinelli, Lidar measurements of atmospheric transmissivity, Il Nuovo Cimento, 18 C, N.2, 209-222, (1995).

P. Di Girolamo, R. V. Gagliardi, G. Pappalardo, N. Spinelli, R. Velotta, and V. Berardi, Two-wavelength lidar analysis of stratospheric aerosol size distribution, Journal of Aerosol Science, Vol. 26, No. 6, 989-1001, (1995).

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