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PollyNET: a network of multiwavelength polarization Raman lidars
Author(s): Dietrich Althausen; Ronny Engelmann; Holger Baars; Birgit Heese; Thomas Kanitz; Mika Komppula; Eleni Giannakaki; Anne Pfüller; Ana Maria Silva; Jana Preißler; Frank Wagner; Juan Luis Rascado; Sergio Pereira; Jae-Hyun Lim; Joon Young Ahn; Matthias Tesche; Iwona S. Stachlewska
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Paper Abstract

PollyNET is a growing global network of automatized multiwavelength polarization Raman lidars of type Polly (Althausen et al., 2009). The goal of this network is to conduct advanced remote measurements of aerosol profiles and clouds by the same type of instrument. Since 2006 this network assists the controlling and adjustment activities of Polly systems. A central facility receives the data from the Polly measurements. The observational data are displayed in terms of quicklooks at in near real time. In this way, the network serves as a central information platform for inquisitive scientists. PollyNET comprises permanent stations at Leipzig (Germany), Kuopio (Finland), Evora (Portugal), Baengnyeong Island (South Korea), Stockholm (Sweden), and Warsaw (Poland). Non-permanent stations have been used during several field experiments under both urban and very remote conditions - like the Amazon rainforest. These non-permanent stations were lasting from several weeks up to one year and have been located in Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Chile, and also aboard the German research vessels Polarstern and Meteor across the Atlantic. Within PollyNET the interaction and knowledge exchange is encouraged between the Polly operators. This includes maintenance support in system calibration procedures and distribution of latest hardware and software improvements. This presentation introduces the PollyNET. Main features of the Polly systems will be presented as well as recent instrumental developments. Some measurement highlights achieved within PollyNET are depicted.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8894, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX, 88940I (22 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028921
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Dietrich Althausen, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
Ronny Engelmann, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
Holger Baars, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
Birgit Heese, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
Thomas Kanitz, Leibniz Institut für Troposphärenforschung (Germany)
Mika Komppula, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
Eleni Giannakaki, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
Anne Pfüller, Finnish Meteorological Institute (Finland)
Ana Maria Silva, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
Jana Preißler, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
Frank Wagner, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
Juan Luis Rascado, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
Sergio Pereira, Univ. de Évora (Portugal)
Jae-Hyun Lim, National Institute of Environmental Research (Korea, Republic of)
Joon Young Ahn, National Institute of Environmental Research (Korea, Republic of)
Matthias Tesche, Stockholm Univ. (Sweden)
Iwona S. Stachlewska, Univ. of Warsaw (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8894:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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