MPL first-look results from LINC

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

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A Lidar IN-situ Comparison (LINC) experiment was conducted at Bondville, IL during the second half of August and September 1999. A primary objective of LINC was to compare aerosol extinction and backscatter properties remotely sensed by lidar and in-situ sampled with a suite of instruments featuring a new 180° backscatter nephelometer. The LINC experiment featured the use of two micro-pulse lidar (MPL) systems provided on loan from NASA Langley Research Center. Assistance in readying the lidars for deployment plus the loan of a slant-path mirror system was provided by the MPL research group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. One of the MPLs was operated horizontally and aligned on the in-situ sampler inlet to permit lidar extinction. The second MPL was fitted with the moveable mirror system to enable vertical and slant-angle measurements. This paper reports first-look results of aerosol extinction retrievals from selected horizontal lidar measurements as well as vertical profiles, from the second MPL system that demonstrate the variable structure of the atmospheric mixing-layer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 2000
Event2000 Intenational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000) - Honolulu, HI, USA
Duration: Jul 24 2000Jul 28 2000


Other2000 Intenational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS 2000)
CityHonolulu, HI, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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