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Lidar measurement campaign at CNR-IMAA in the framework of the EAQUATE Italian phase
Author(s): L. Mona; A. Amodeo; A. Boselli; C. Cornacchia; G. D'Amico; F. Madonna; M. Pandolfi; G. Pappalardo; V. Cuomo
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The European AQUA Thermodynamic Experiment was devoted to study atmosphere, ocean and land with high resolution measurements. It consisted of two phases: the first one took place in Italy in the 6-10 September period and the second one in England on 13-22 September. In the framework of the EAQUATE Italian phase, an intensive lidar measurement campaign was performed at CNR-IMAA, sited in Tito Scalo (40°36'N 15°44'E, 760 m a.s.l.). Independent measurements of aerosol extinction and backscatter coefficient at 355nm, and aerosol backscatter coefficient at 532 nm were obtained by means of an elastic\Raman lidar. Another Raman lidar allowed the vertical profiling of the water vapour mixing ratio. Both the lidar systems have high vertical and temporal resolution (15 m - 1 minute), allowing a characterization of the Planetary Boundary Layer as well as of the Free Troposphere also in terms of dynamical behaviour. Ancillary instruments were utilized contemporaneously with lidar measurements. In particular 17 Vaisala radiosondes for PTU measurements were launched during the campaign, 10 of these equipped with RS90 sensors, while 7 utilized RS92 sondes equipped with GSP sensors for wind velocity and direction measurement. Furthermore a 12 channels microwave radiometer providing all around the clock measurements of temperature, relative humidity and water vapour content, was used during the campaign together with a ceilometer for continuous indication of the cloud cover.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59791F (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.627671
Show Author Affiliations
L. Mona, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
A. Amodeo, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
A. Boselli, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
C. Cornacchia, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
G. D'Amico, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
F. Madonna, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
M. Pandolfi, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
G. Pappalardo, CNR-IMAA (Italy)
V. Cuomo, CNR-IMAA (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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