MPL ACE-2 observations

J. Reagan, M. Rubio, W. Erxleben, D. Powell, J. Spinhirne

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Micro-pulse Lidar (MPL) observations were made on Tenerife, Canary Islands during the Aerosol Characterization Experiment-2 (ACE-2) conducted June-July, 1997. The principal objective of the MPL observations was to characterize the temporal/spatial distributions of aerosols in the region, particularly to identify and profile elevated Saharan dust layers which occur intermittently during the June-July time period. In addition to the standard vertical profiling capability, the MPL was configured to make both horizontal and slant-path measurements. Making such measurements enables retrievals of aerosol extinction and backscatter without the degree of ambiguity normally associated with only vertically pointing lidar observations. This paper presents examples of horizontal and slant-path MPL measurements made during ACE-2, including estimates of aerosol extinction retrieved from these observations. Also included is an outline of the analysis methodology employed to obtain these aerosol retrievals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5) - Seattle, WA, USA
Duration: Jul 6 1998Jul 10 1998


OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5)
CitySeattle, WA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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