Lidar intercomparisons on algorithm and system level in the frame of EARLINET.
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EARLINET (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network to Establish an Aerosol Climatology) is a joint project of 19 lidar groups operating aerosol lidar systems at 21 stations over a large part of Europe, plus one group focussing on mathematical problems associated with the retrieval of aerosol properties from lidar observations. The main goal of EARLINET is to establish a comprehensive statistically representative data set of the aerosol vertical distribution. For this purpose, each lidar group performs vertical aerosol soundings on a routine basis three times a week on preselected days and times. Additionally several special measurements (e.g. on Saharan dust, temporal cycles, rural and urban differences, long and medium range transport) are part of the project.
CitationMatthias, V., Böckmann, C., Linné, H., Freudenthaler, V., Pappalardo, G., Bösenberg, J., Amiridis, V., Amodeo, A., Ansmann, A., Balis, D., Boselli, A., Comeron, A., Rocadenbosch, F. Lidar intercomparisons on algorithm and system level in the frame of EARLINET.. "Report. Max-Planck-Institut fur Meteorologie", Maig 2002, núm. 337, p. 1-67.