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dc.contributor.authorAlados Arboledas, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorMona, L.
dc.contributor.authorPapagiannopoulos, N.
dc.contributor.authorD'Amico, Giuseppe
dc.contributor.authorGiunta, Aldo
dc.contributor.authorHiebsch, Anja
dc.contributor.authorWandinger, Ulla
dc.contributor.authorAmodeo, Aldo
dc.contributor.authorApituley, Arnoud
dc.contributor.authorPietruczuk, Aleksander
dc.contributor.authorPapayannis, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorLinné, Holger
dc.contributor.authorIarlori, M.
dc.contributor.authorGrigorov, Ivan V.
dc.contributor.authorFreudenthaler, Volker
dc.contributor.authorde Tomasi, Ferdinando
dc.contributor.authorComerón Tejero, Adolfo
dc.contributor.authorChaikovsky, Anatoli
dc.contributor.authorBalis, Dimitris
dc.contributor.authorSchnell, Franziska
dc.contributor.authorPappalardo, Gelsomina
dc.contributor.authorSpinelli, N.
dc.contributor.authorWiegner, M.
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationMona, L. [et al.]. Investigation of representativeness of CALIPSO aerosol optical properties products by EARLINET correlative measurements. A: International Laser Radar Conference. "Review and Revised Papers Presented at the 26th International Laser Radar Conference: ILRC 2012: 25-29 June 2012, Porto Heli, Greece". Porto Heli: 2012, p. 717-720.
dc.description.abstractThe almost six-years long database of aerosol and cloud vertical profiles provided by CALIPSO (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations) is at the present the longest database of aerosol optical properties at global scale. This database is a unique tool for the characterization of aerosol 4D distribution at global scale. However, CALIPSO has a small footprint and a revisiting time of 16 days, and therefore how well these measurements represent the atmospheric conditions of a surrounding area over a longer time is a big issue to be investigated. Because of its geographic coverage and the large number of advanced Raman aerosol lidars, EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network, offers a unique opportunity for the validation and full exploitation of the CALIPSO mission. CALIPSO Level 2 and Level 3 data products are investigated in terms of their representativeness by comparison with EARLINET measurements. Comparisons for the Level 2 profiles available in both version 2 (40 km as horizontal resolution) and version 3 (5 km) releases highlight the issue of finding a best compromise between the high resolution and the high signal-to-noise ratio. Representativeness of monthly averages provided in Level 3 data is investigated using EARLINET-CALIPSO correlative measurements. The study will furthermore benefit from the availability of the 12-years long-term database of EARLINET climatological data available from May 2000.
dc.format.extent4 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Radar
dc.subject.lcshArtificial satellites in remote sensing
dc.subject.lcshRadar meteorology
dc.titleInvestigation of representativeness of CALIPSO aerosol optical properties products by EARLINET correlative measurements
dc.typeConference lecture
dc.subject.lemacSatèl·lits artificials en teledetecció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessRestricted access - publisher's policy
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorMona, L.; Papagiannopoulos, N.; D'Amico, G.; Giunta, A.; Hiebsch, A.; Wandinger, U.; Amodeo, A.; Apituley, A.; Alados, L.; Balis, D.; Chaikovsky, A.; Comerón, A.; de Tomasi, F.; Freudenthaler, V.; Grigorov, I.; Iarlori, M.; Linné, H.; Papayannis, A.; Pietruczuk, A.; Schnell, F.; Spinelli, N.; Wiegner, M.; Pappalardo, G.
local.citation.contributorInternational Laser Radar Conference
local.citation.pubplacePorto Heli
local.citation.publicationNameReview and Revised Papers Presented at the 26th International Laser Radar Conference: ILRC 2012: 25-29 June 2012, Porto Heli, Greece

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