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Towards an instrumental harmonization in the framework of LALINET: dataset of technical specifications
Author(s): J. L. Guerrero-Rascado; E. Landulfo; J. C. Antuña; H. M. J. Barbosa; B. Barja; Álvaro E. Bastidas; Andrés E. Bedoya; R. da Costa; R. Estevan; R. N. Forno; D. A. Gouveia; Cristofer Jiménez; E. G. Larroza; F. J. S. Lopes; E. Montilla-Rosero; G. A. Moreira; W. M. Nakaema; Daniel Nisperuza; L. Otero; J. V. Pallotta; S. Papandrea; E. Pawelko; Eduardo J. Quel; P. Ristori; P. F. Rodrigues; J. Salvador; M. F. Sánchez; Antonieta Silva
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Paper Abstract

The Latin American Lidar Network (LALINET) is the aerosol lidar network operating over South America. LALINET is now an operative network performing a schedule of routine measurements and, currently, is composed by 9 stations distributed over South America. The main objective of LALINET is to generate a consistent and statistically relevant database to enhance the understanding of the particle distribution over the continent and its direct and indirect influence on climate. The creation of an un-biased spatiotemporal database requires a throughout review of the network on two pillars: instrumentation and data processing. Because most of the LALINET systems are not series-produced instruments and, therefore, present large differences in configuration and capabilities, attempts for network harmonization and, consequently, optimization are mandatory. In this study a review of the current instrumental status of all LALINET systems is done and analyzed in detail in order to assess the potential performance of the network and to detect networking weaknesses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2014
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9246, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X, 92460O (20 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2066873
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J. L. Guerrero-Rascado, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
Instituto Interuniversitario de Investigación del Sistema Tierra en Andalucía (Spain)
Univ. de Granada (Spain)
E. Landulfo, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
J. C. Antuña, Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba (Cuba)
H. M. J. Barbosa, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
B. Barja, Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba (Cuba)
Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Álvaro E. Bastidas, Univ. Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (Colombia)
Andrés E. Bedoya, Univ. Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (Colombia)
R. da Costa, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
R. Estevan, Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba (Cuba)
R. N. Forno, Univ. Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia)
D. A. Gouveia, Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
Cristofer Jiménez, Univ. de Concepción (Chile)
E. G. Larroza, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
F. J. S. Lopes, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
Univ. de São Paulo (Brazil)
E. Montilla-Rosero, Univ. de Concepción (Chile)
G. A. Moreira, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
W. M. Nakaema, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
Daniel Nisperuza, Univ. Nacional de Colombia Sede Medellín (Colombia)
L. Otero, CEILAP (Argentina)
J. V. Pallotta, CEILAP (Argentina)
S. Papandrea, CEILAP (Argentina)
E. Pawelko, CEILAP (Argentina)
Eduardo J. Quel, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa (Argentina)
P. Ristori, CEILAP (Argentina)
P. F. Rodrigues, Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
J. Salvador, CEILAP (Argentina)
M. F. Sánchez, Univ. Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia)
Antonieta Silva, Univ. de Concepción (Chile)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9246:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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