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ID: 223460.0, MPI für Meteorologie / Climate Processes
Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 1. Instruments
Authors:Matthais, V.; Freudenthaler, V.; Amodeo, A.; Balin, I.; Balis, D.; Bösenberg, Jens; Chaikovsky, A.; Chourdakis, G.; Comeron, A.; Delaval, A.; De Tomasi, F.; Eixmann, R.; Hagard, A.; Komguem, L.; Kreipl, S.; Matthey, R.; Rizi, V.; Rodrigues, J. A.; Wandinger, U.; Wang, X.
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2004-02-01
Title of Journal:Applied Optics
Journal Abbrev.:Appl. Optics
Issue / Number:4
Start Page:961
End Page:976
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Not Specified
Abstract / Description:In the framework of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network to Establish an Aerosol Climatology (EARLINET), 19 aerosol lidar systems from 11 European countries were compared. Aerosol extinction or backscatter coefficient profiles were measured by at least two systems for each comparison. Aerosol extinction coefficients were derived from Raman lidar measurements in the UV (351 or 355 nm), and aerosol backscatter profiles were calculated from pure elastic backscatter measurements at 351 or 355, 532, or 1064 nm. The results were compared for height ranges with high and low aerosol content. Some systems were additionally compared with sunphotometers and starphotometers. Predefined maximum deviations were used for quality control of the results. Lidar systems with results outside those limits could not meet the quality assurance criterion. The algorithms for deriving aerosol backscatter profiles from elastic lidar measurements were tested separately, and the results are described in Part 2 of this series of papers [Appl. Opt. 43, 977-989 (2004)]. In the end, all systems were quality assured, although some had to be modified to improve their performance. Typical deviations between aerosol backscatter profiles were 10% in the planetary boundary layer and 0.1 X 10(-6) m(-1) sr(-1) in the free troposphere.
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Version Comment:Automatic journal name synchronization
Affiliations:MPI für Meteorologie/Climate Processes/Active Remote Sensing
External Affiliations:Univ Munich, Inst Meteorol, D-80333 Munich, Germany.; CNR, Ist Metodol Anal Ambientale, I-85050 Tito, Potenza, Italy.; Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Lab Pollut Air & Sol, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland.; Aristotle Univ Thessaloniki, Lab Atmospher Phys, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece.; Natl Acad Sci Belarus, Inst Phys, Minsk 220072, Byelarus.; Natl Tech Univ Athens, Dept Phys, Zografos 15780, Greece.; Univ Politecn Catalunya, ES-08034 Barcelona, Spain.; Inst Pierre Simone Laplace, Meteorol Dynam Lab, F-91128 Palaiseau, France.; Univ Lecce, Dipartimento Fis, Ist Nazl Fis Mat, I-73100 Lecce, Italy.; Leibniz Inst Atmospharenphys, D-18225 Kuhlungsborn, Germany.; Swedish Def Res Agcy, Div Sensor Technol, S-58111 Linkoping, Sweden.; Univ Wales, Dept Phys, Aberystwyth SY23 3BZ, Ceredigion, Wales.; Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Inst Meteorol & Klimaforsch, D-82467 Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany.; Observ Neuchatel, CH-2000 Neuchatel, Switzerland.; Univ Aquila, Dept Fis, I-67010 Laquila, Italy.; Inst Super Tecn, Ctr Fis Plasmas, P-1049001 Lisbon, Portugal.; Inst Tropospher Res, D-04303 Leipzig, Germany.; Complesso Univ Monte S Angelo, Ist Nazl Fis Mat, I-80126 Naples, Italy.
Identifiers:ISI:000188510900033 [ID No:1]
ISSN:0003-6935 [ID No:2]
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