TOLNET – A Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Profiling Network for Satellite Continuity and Process Studies
1 Atmospheric Science Department, University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA
2 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Wrightwood, CA 92397, USA
3 NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO 80305, USA
4 Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309, USA
5 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
6 Dept. of Atmospheric Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
7 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, 23681, USA
8 NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA 94031, USA
9 NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, USA
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Published online: 7 June 2016
Ozone lidars measure continuous, high-resolution ozone profiles critical for process studies and for satellite validation in the lower troposphere. However, the effectiveness of lidar validation by using single-station data is limited. Recently, NASA initiated an interagency ozone lidar observation network under the name TOLNet to promote cooperative multiple-station ozone-lidar observations to provide highly timeresolved (few minutes) tropospheric-ozone vertical profiles useful for air-quality studies, model evaluation, and satellite validation. This article briefly describes the concept, stations, major specifications of the TOLNet instruments, and data archiving.
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