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dc.contributor.authorRocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorSicard, Michaël
dc.contributor.authorMolero, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorGuerrero Rascado, Juan Luis
dc.contributor.authorPedrós, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorExpósito, Francisco Javier
dc.contributor.authorCórdoba Jabonero, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorBolarín, Jose Miguel
dc.contributor.authorComerón Tejero, Adolfo
dc.contributor.authorMoreno, José Maria
dc.contributor.authorNavas Guzmán, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorRequena, Alberto
dc.contributor.authorGil, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorPedro Díaz, Juan
dc.contributor.authorMartínez Lozano, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorAlados Arboledas, Lucas
dc.contributor.authorPujades, Manuel
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Teoria del Senyal i Comunicacions
dc.identifier.citationSicard, M. [et al.]. Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of SPALINET-The Spanish lidar network: methodology and results. "IEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing", Octubre 2009, vol. 47, núm. 10, p. 3547-3559.
dc.description.abstractAbstract—A group of eight Spanish lidars was formed in order to extend the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network–Advanced Sustainable Observation System (EARLINET-ASOS)project. This study presents intercomparisons at the hardware and software levels. Results of the system intercomparisons are based on range-square-corrected signals in cases where the lidars viewed the same atmospheres. Comparisons were also made for aeros backscatter coefficients at 1064 nm (2 systems) and 532 nm (all systems), and for extinction coefficients at 532 nm (2 systems). In total, three field campaigns were carried out between 2006 and 2007. Comparisons were limited to the highest layer found before the free troposphere, i.e., either the atmospheric boundary layer or the aerosol layer just above it. Some groups did not pass the quality assurance criterion on the first attempt. Following modification and improvement to these systems, all systems met the quality criterion. The backscatter algorithm intercomparison consisted of processing lidar signal profiles simulated for two types of atmospheric conditions. Three stages with increasing knowledge of the input parameters were considered. The results showed that all algorithms work well when all inputs are known. They also showed the necessity to perform, when possible, additional measurements to attain better estimation of the lidar ratio, which is the most critical unknown in the elastic lidar inversion.
dc.format.extent13 p.
dc.publisherIEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Processament del senyal::Processament del senyal en les telecomunicacions
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Telemàtica i xarxes d'ordinadors
dc.subject.lcshNetwork performance (Telecomunication)
dc.subject.lcshSignal theory (Telecommunication)
dc.titleAerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of SPALINET-The Spanish lidar network: methodology and results
dc.subject.lemacSenyal, Teoria del (Telecomunicació)
dc.subject.lemacXarxes de telecomunicacions
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. RSLAB - Grup de Recerca en Teledetecció
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorSicard, M.; Molero, F.; Guerrero, J.; Pedros, R.; Exposito, F.; Córdoba , C.; Bolarín, J.; Comerón, A.; Rocadenbosch, F.; Pujades, M.; Alados, L.; Martínez , J.; Pedro, J.; Gil, M.; Requena, A.; Navas, F.; Moreno, J.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameIEEE transactions on geoscience and remote sensing

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