Long-term aerosol and cloud database from correlative EARLINET-CALIPSO observations
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The European Aerosol Research Lidar Network, EARLINET, performs correlative observations during CALIPSO overpasses based on a sophisticated measurement strategy since June 2006. Within a dedicated activity supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), sixteen EARLINET stations contributed about 1500 measurements during an intensive observational period from May 2008 to October 2009. From these measurements, we establish a long-term aerosol and cloud database of correlative EARLINET-CALIPSO observations. This database shall provide a basis for homogenizing long-term space-borne observations conducted with different lidar instruments operating at different wavelengths on various platforms over the next decade(s). The database is also used to study the quality and representativeness of satellite lidar cross sections along an orbit against long-term lidar network observations on a continental scale.
CitationHiebsch, A. [et al.]. Long-term aerosol and cloud database from correlative EARLINET-CALIPSO observations. A: 25th International Laser Radar Conference. "25th International Laser Radar Conference". St. Petersburg: 2010, p. 1241-1244.