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Optimization of lidar data processing: a goal of the EARLINET-ASOS project
Author(s): Aldo Amodeo; Ina Mattis; Christine Böckmann; Giuseppe D'Amico; Detlef Müller; Lukas Osterloh; Anatoly Chaikovsky; Gelsomina Pappalardo; Albert Ansmann; Arnoud Apituley; Lucas Alados-Arboledas; Dimitris Balis; Adolfo Comeron; Volker Freudenthaler; Valentin Mitev; Doina Nicolae; Alexandros Papayannis; Maria Rita Perrone; Aleksander Pietruczuk; Manuel Pujadas; Jean-Philippe Putaud; Francois Ravetta; Vincenzo Rizi; Valentin Simeonov; Nicola Spinelli; Kersten Stebel; Dimitar Stoyanov; Thomas Trickl; Matthias Wiegner
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Paper Abstract

EARLINET-ASOS (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network - Advanced Sustainable Observation System) is a 5-year EC Project started in 2006. Based on the EARLINET infrastructure, it will provide appropriate tools to improve the quality and availability of the continuous observations. The EARLINET multi-year continental scale data set is an excellent instrument to assess the impact of aerosols on the European and global environment and to support future satellite missions. The project is addressed in optimizing instruments and algorithms existing within EARLINET-ASOS, exchanging expertise, with the main goal to build a database with high quality aerosol data. In particular, the optimization of the algorithms for the retrieval of the aerosol optical and microphysical properties is a crucial activity. The main objective is to provide all partners with the possibility to use a common processing chain for the evaluation of their data, from raw signals to final products. Raw signals may come from different types of systems, and final products are profiles of optical properties, like backscatter and extinction, and, if the instrument properties permit, of microphysical properties. This will have a strong impact on the scientific community because data with homogeneous well characterized quality will be made available in nearly real time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6750, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III, 67500F (3 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738348
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Aldo Amodeo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Ina Mattis, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Germany)
Christine Böckmann, Univ. Potsdam (Germany)
Giuseppe D'Amico, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Detlef Müller, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Germany)
Lukas Osterloh, Univ. Potsdam (Germany)
Anatoly Chaikovsky, Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Gelsomina Pappalardo, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Italy)
Albert Ansmann, Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research (Germany)
Arnoud Apituley, Nat. Inst. for Public Health and the Environment (Netherlands)
Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Univ. de Granada (Spain)
Dimitris Balis, Aristoteleio Panepistimio (Greece)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politecnica de Cataluña (Spain)
Volker Freudenthaler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)
Valentin Mitev, Observatoire Cantonal de Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
Doina Nicolae, National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics (Romania)
Alexandros Papayannis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
Maria Rita Perrone, Univ. degli Studi di Lecce (Italy)
Aleksander Pietruczuk, Institute of Geophysics (Poland)
Manuel Pujadas, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (Spain)
Jean-Philippe Putaud, EC Joint Research Ctr. (Italy)
Francois Ravetta, Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie (France)
Vincenzo Rizi, Univ. degli Studi dell’Aquila (Italy)
Valentin Simeonov, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland)
Nicola Spinelli, Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Scienze Fisiche della Materia (Italy)
Kersten Stebel, Norwegian Institute for Air Research (Norway)
Dimitar Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Thomas Trickl, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe IMK-IFU (Germany)
Matthias Wiegner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. München (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6750:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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