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13 February 2001 Lidar monitoring of clouds and aerosols at the Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing
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We report on fmdings from ongoing polarization lidar research at the University of Utah Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (FARS). This facility was established in 1987, and the current total of lidar and radiometric measurements is ~2,9OO-h. Research at FARS has been applied to the climatological investigation of cirrus cloud properties for basic research and satellite measurement validation (currently in its 1 3th year), and studies of contrails, mixed phase clouds, and volcanic and Asian dust aerosols. Among the techniques utilized for monitoring cloud and aerosol properties are triple-wavelength linear depolarization measurements, and high (1 .5-rn by 10-Hz) resolution scanning observations. The usefulness of extended time lidar studies for atmospheric and climate research is illustrated.
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Kenneth Sassen "Lidar monitoring of clouds and aerosols at the Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing", Proc. SPIE 4153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring, (13 February 2001); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.417035
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