The Online System for Lidar Data Handling and Real Time Monitoring of Lidar Operations at ALO-USU
1 Physics and Center for Atmospheric and Space Science, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322, USA
2 Jicamarca Radio Observatory, Instituto Geofisico del Peru, Lima, Peru
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Published online: 7 June 2016
It is no longer sufficient to use lidar, such as the Rayleigh lidar at the Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO) at Utah State University (USU), to observe the middle atmosphere and reduce the data to geophysical parameters. Extended operations, with inevitable equipment, data reduction, and analysis improvements, require us to keep careful track of all these changes and how they affect the scientific products. Furthermore, many of the funding agencies and the journals now require us to do, at least, some of this. We have built three interconnected data structures to organize and manage the different hardware and software setups from the Internet as well as to keep track of the products generated by these. These structures were implemented as a database, which is particularly important for groups with a large volume of information like the Rayleigh Group at ALO-USU.
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