MPL ACE-2 observations

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

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Abstract

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)
Title of host publicationInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Editors Anon
PublisherIEEE
Pages2423-2426
Number of pages4
Volume5
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

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5)
CitySeattle, WA, USA
Period7/6/987/10/98

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Optical radar
lidar
Aerosols
aerosol
experiment
Experiments
extinction
backscatter
Spatial distribution
Dust
spatial distribution
dust
methodology

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  • Geology

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Reagan, J. A., Rubio, M., Erxleben, W., Powell, D., & Spinhirne, J. (1998). MPL ACE-2 observations. In Anon (Ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) (Vol. 5, pp. 2423-2426). IEEE.

MPL ACE-2 observations. / Reagan, John A; Rubio, M.; Erxleben, W.; Powell, D.; Spinhirne, J.

International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). ed. / Anon. Vol. 5 IEEE, 1998. p. 2423-2426.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Reagan, JA, Rubio, M, Erxleben, W, Powell, D & Spinhirne, J 1998, MPL ACE-2 observations. in Anon (ed.), International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). vol. 5, IEEE, pp. 2423-2426, Proceedings of the 1998 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS. Part 1 (of 5), Seattle, WA, USA, 7/6/98.
Reagan JA, Rubio M, Erxleben W, Powell D, Spinhirne J. MPL ACE-2 observations. In Anon, editor, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). Vol. 5. IEEE. 1998. p. 2423-2426
Reagan, John A ; Rubio, M. ; Erxleben, W. ; Powell, D. ; Spinhirne, J. / MPL ACE-2 observations. International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS). editor / Anon. Vol. 5 IEEE, 1998. pp. 2423-2426
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