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Title: Lidar profiling of aerosol optical and microphysical properties from space: Overview, review, and outlook
Authors: Ansmann, Albert 
Müller, Detlef 
Wandinger, Ulla 
Mamouri, Rodanthi-Elisavet 
Major Field of Science: Natural Sciences
Field Category: Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Keywords: Active remote sensing;Atmospheric aerosols;Space lidar;Vertical profiling
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2013
Source: 1st International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, RSCy 2013; Paphos; Cyprus; 8 April 2013 through 10 April 2013
DOI: 10.1117/12.2028112
Abstract: The potential of spaceborne lidar to monitor aerosol layering and mixing with high vertical resolution is reviewed. An overview is presented on aerosol lidar techniques of past, present, and future NASA and ESA lidar missions. The potential of a standard backscatter lidar (LITE, 1994), a backscatter/ polarization lidar (CALIPSO, since 2006), a polarization High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL, ATLID, EARTHCARE), and of a multiwavelength polarization HSRL are discussed regarding their ability to derive height profiles of optical and microphysical properties of aerosols and to resolve aerosol types and mixtures as a function of height. The important role of ground-truth activities is emphasized. Measurement examples taken with ground-based lidars illustrate that these systems provide a detailed characterization of complex aerosol scenarios in contrast to the snapshot-like observations with spaceborne lidars.
ISBN: 978-081949638-6
Rights: © 2013 SPIE.
Type: Conference Papers
Affiliation : Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research 
NASA Langley Research Center 
Cyprus University of Technology 
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