3 October 2007 Optimization of lidar data processing: a goal of the EARLINET-ASOS project
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EARLINET-ASOS (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network - Advanced Sustainable Observation System) is a 5-year EC Project started in 2006. Based on the EARLINET infrastructure, it will provide appropriate tools to improve the quality and availability of the continuous observations. The EARLINET multi-year continental scale data set is an excellent instrument to assess the impact of aerosols on the European and global environment and to support future satellite missions. The project is addressed in optimizing instruments and algorithms existing within EARLINET-ASOS, exchanging expertise, with the main goal to build a database with high quality aerosol data. In particular, the optimization of the algorithms for the retrieval of the aerosol optical and microphysical properties is a crucial activity. The main objective is to provide all partners with the possibility to use a common processing chain for the evaluation of their data, from raw signals to final products. Raw signals may come from different types of systems, and final products are profiles of optical properties, like backscatter and extinction, and, if the instrument properties permit, of microphysical properties. This will have a strong impact on the scientific community because data with homogeneous well characterized quality will be made available in nearly real time.
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Aldo Amodeo, Aldo Amodeo, Ina Mattis, Ina Mattis, Christine Böckmann, Christine Böckmann, Giuseppe D'Amico, Giuseppe D'Amico, Detlef Müller, Detlef Müller, Lukas Osterloh, Lukas Osterloh, Anatoly Chaikovsky, Anatoly Chaikovsky, Gelsomina Pappalardo, Gelsomina Pappalardo, Albert Ansmann, Albert Ansmann, Arnoud Apituley, Arnoud Apituley, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Dimitris Balis, Dimitris Balis, Adolfo Comeron, Adolfo Comeron, Volker Freudenthaler, Volker Freudenthaler, 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, Kersten Stebel, Kersten Stebel, Dimitar Stoyanov, Dimitar Stoyanov, Thomas Trickl, Thomas Trickl, Matthias Wiegner, Matthias Wiegner, } "Optimization of lidar data processing: a goal of the EARLINET-ASOS project", Proc. SPIE 6750, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III, 67500F (3 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738348; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738348

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