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Comment on “Stratospheric Aerosol Composition Observed by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment Following the 2019 Raikoke Eruption’ by Boone et al.
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  • Albert Ansmann,
  • Igor Veselovskii,
  • Kevin Ohneiser,
  • Alexandra A Chudnovsky
Albert Ansmann
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Corresponding Author:albert@tropos.de

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Igor Veselovskii
Prokhorov General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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Kevin Ohneiser
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
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Alexandra A Chudnovsky
Tel Aviv University, Porter School of Earth Sciences and Environment
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This is a comment on the Boone et al. (2022) article. The authors analyzed spaceborne observations of stratospheric aerosol in 2019-2020 . They concluded, the dominating aerosol type was volcanic sulfate aerosol. They critisized Raman lidar observations of Ohneiser et al. (2021) and Ansmann et al. (2021). These authors classified the aerosol as wildfire smoke. Boone et al. (2022) stated that this classification is wrong. In this article, we clearly show that the dominant aerosol type was wildfire smoke.