17 October 2007 CALIPSO correlative measurements at Napoli EARLINET station
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Abstract
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite had been launched in April 2006. Its main goal is to probe the vertical structure and to measure the properties of thin clouds and aerosols plume of the Earth's atmosphere. In order to validate the CALIOP (Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization) products, correlative measurements between CALIPSO and EARLINET stations have been planned in the framework of the validation campaign. At Napoli EARLINET station correlative measurement have been performed starting from the beginning of June 2006. Results obtained both during daytime with elastic lidar and nighttime with Raman lidar operating at two wavelengths (355nm and 532nm) are shown. The results of the application of a new algorithm to retrieve aerosol basckscattering and extinction coefficient backscattering from space and ground based elastic lidar signals are presented. Case study of Saharan dust outbreaks and cirrus clouds captured during correlative measurement runs are discussed.
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Xuan Wang, Mario Armenante, Grazia Frontoso, Gianluca Pisani, N. Spinelli, "CALIPSO correlative measurements at Napoli EARLINET station", Proc. SPIE 6750, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III, 675012 (17 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738174; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.738174
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