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Intercomparison of the three lidar systems in Sofia
Author(s): Ivan Grigorov; Georgy Kolarov; Boiko Kaprielov; Nikolay Kolev; Atanaska Deleva; Zahary Peshev; Dimitar Stoyanov
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Paper Abstract

In this work the results of an experimental assessment of the operation accuracy of three lidar systems in Sofia City are presented. The investigation was carried out performing an inter-comparison of profiles of the atmospheric aerosol backscattering coefficient simultaneously measured by the lidars. All three lidar systems are involved in regular measurements within the frame of the EARLINET-ASOS (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network: Advanced Sustainable Observation System) European project. Twenty-four lidar stations, distributed over 16 countries in Europe are associated in this network. The main objective of the project is the establishment of a large statistical database of the aerosol distribution on the European scale. In order for the data to be reliable, preliminary tests of the quality of work of the individual lidar systems should be performed. That was the reason to perform the present study. The experiments on simultaneous operation of the lidar systems were carried out according to the fixed EARLINET-ASOS schedule starting in April 2006. The mean difference in the aerosol backscatter for all profiles obtained simultaneously and the standard deviation of the differences were calculated and compared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6604, 14th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 66041Z (5 March 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.727119
Show Author Affiliations
Ivan Grigorov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Georgy Kolarov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Boiko Kaprielov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Nikolay Kolev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Atanaska Deleva, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Zahary Peshev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Dimitar Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)

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

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