20 October 2006 EARLINET-ASOS: programs and perspectives for the aerosol study on continental scale
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EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network, is the first aerosol lidar network, established in 2000, with the main goal to provide a comprehensive, quantitative, and statistically significant data base for the aerosol distribution on a continental scale. At present, 23 stations distributed over Europe are part of the network. The EARLINET-ASOS (Advanced Sustainable Observation System) EC Project, starting on the EARLINET infrastructure, will contribute to the improvement of continuing observations and methodological developments that are urgently needed to provide the multi-year continental scale data set necessary to assess the impact of aerosols on the European and global environment and to support future satellite missions. The main objective of EARLINET-ASOS 5-year project, started on 1 March 2006, is to improve the EARLINET infrastructure resulting in a better spatial and temporal coverage of the observations, continuous quality control for the complete observation system, and fast availability of standardized data products. This will be reached by defining and using common standards for instruments, operation procedures, observation schemes, data processing including advanced retrieval algorithms, and dissemination of data. The expected outcome is the most comprehensive data source for the 4-D spatio-temporal distribution of aerosols on a continental scale.
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Gelsomina Pappalardo, Gelsomina Pappalardo, Jens Bösenberg, Jens Bösenberg, Aldo Amodeo, Aldo Amodeo, Albert Ansmann, Albert Ansmann, Arnoud Apituley, Arnoud Apituley, Lucas Alados Arboledas, Lucas Alados Arboledas, Dimitris Balis, Dimitris Balis, Christine Böckmann, Christine Böckmann, Anatoly Chaikovsky, Anatoly Chaikovsky, Adolfo Comeron, Adolfo Comeron, Volker Freudenthaler, Volker Freudenthaler, Georg Hansen, Georg Hansen, Valentin Mitev, Valentin Mitev, Doina Nicolae, Doina Nicolae, Alexandros Papayannis, Alexandros Papayannis, Maria Rita Perrone, Maria Rita Perrone, Aleksander Pietruczuk, Aleksander Pietruczuk, Manuel Pujadas, Manuel Pujadas, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Francois Ravetta, Francois Ravetta, Vincenzo Rizi, Vincenzo Rizi, Valentin Simeonov, Valentin Simeonov, Nicola Spinelli, Nicola Spinelli, Dimitar Stoyanov, Dimitar Stoyanov, Thomas Trickl, Thomas Trickl, Matthias Wiegner, Matthias Wiegner, } "EARLINET-ASOS: programs and perspectives for the aerosol study on continental scale", Proc. SPIE 6367, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing II, 636701 (20 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.690717; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.690717
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