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Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 3. Raman lidar algorithm for aerosol extinction, backscatter, and lidar ratio

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dc.contributor.author Pappalardo, G en
dc.contributor.author Amodeo, A en
dc.contributor.author Pandolfi, M en
dc.contributor.author Wandinger, U en
dc.contributor.author Ansmann, A en
dc.contributor.author Bosenberg, J en
dc.contributor.author Matthias, V en
dc.contributor.author Amiridis, V en
dc.contributor.author De Tomasl, F en
dc.contributor.author Frioud, M en
dc.contributor.author Iarlori, M en
dc.contributor.author Komguem, L en
dc.contributor.author Papayannis, A en
dc.contributor.author Rocadenbosch, F en
dc.contributor.author Wang, X en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-01T01:19:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-01T01:19:53Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 0003-6935 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/15742
dc.subject Data Handling en
dc.subject Forest Fire en
dc.subject Planetary Boundary Layer en
dc.subject Quality Assurance en
dc.subject Volcanic Eruption en
dc.subject Mean Deviation en
dc.subject.classification Optics en
dc.subject.other Aerosol layers en
dc.subject.other Planetary boundary layer (PBL) en
dc.subject.other Raman lidar algorithm en
dc.subject.other Aerosols en
dc.subject.other Algorithms en
dc.subject.other Boundary layers en
dc.subject.other Computer simulation en
dc.subject.other Forecasting en
dc.subject.other Project management en
dc.subject.other Smoke en
dc.subject.other Thermal plumes en
dc.subject.other Optical radar en
dc.title Aerosol lidar intercomparison in the framework of the EARLINET project. 3. Raman lidar algorithm for aerosol extinction, backscatter, and lidar ratio en
heal.type journalArticle en
heal.identifier.primary 10.1364/AO.43.005370 en
heal.identifier.secondary http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.005370 en
heal.language English en
heal.publicationDate 2004 en
heal.abstract An intercomparison of the algorithms used to retrieve aerosol extinction and backscatter starting from Raman lidar signals has been performed by 11 groups of lidar scientists involved in the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). This intercomparison is part of an extended quality assurance program performed on aerosol lidars in the EARLINET. Lidar instruments and aerosol backscatter algorithms were tested separately. The Raman lidar algorithms were tested by use of synthetic lidar data, simulated at 355, 532, 386, and 607 nm, with realistic experimental and atmospheric conditions taken into account. The intercomparison demonstrates that the data-handling procedures used by all the lidar groups provide satisfactory results. Extinction profiles show mean deviations from the correct solution within 10% in the planetary boundary layer (PBL), and backscatter profiles, retrieved by use of algorithms based on the combined Raman elastic-backscatter lidar technique, show mean deviations from solutions within 20% up to 2 km. The intercomparison was also carried out for the lidar ratio and produced profiles that show a mean deviation from the solution within 20% in the PBL. The mean value of this parameter was also calculated within a lofted aerosol layer at higher altitudes that is representative of typical layers related to special events such as Saharan dust outbreaks, forest fires, and volcanic eruptions. Here deviations were within 15%. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America. en
heal.publisher OPTICAL SOC AMER en
heal.journalName Applied Optics en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/AO.43.005370 en
dc.identifier.isi ISI:000224355600013 en
dc.identifier.volume 43 en
dc.identifier.issue 28 en
dc.identifier.spage 5370 en
dc.identifier.epage 5385 en


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