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European aerosol research lidar network-advanced sustainable observation system (EARLINET-ASOS)
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Paper Abstract

The present knowledge of the aerosol distribution is far from sufficient to properly estimate the role of aerosols in changes of the global and regional environmental conditions and climate. The information on the vertical distribution is particularly lacking and lidar remote sensing is the most appropriate tool to close this observational gap. EARLINET-ASOS, starting on the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) infrastructure, consisting of 24 lidar stations distributed over Europe, will contribute to the improvement of continuing observations and methodological developments that are urgently needed to provide the multi-year continental scale data set necessary to assess the impact of aerosols on the European and global environment and to support future satellite missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 66041Y (13 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.727105
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Gelsomina Pappalardo, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale, CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6604:
14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications

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