EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Lidars applications in atmospheric structure and composition: Aerosols, clouds, trace gases|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
Micro-pulse, differential absorption lidar (dial) network for measuring the spatial and temporal distribution of water vapor in the lower atmosphere
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Earth Observing Lab, Boulder, CO 80307, USA
2 Montana State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
3 NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, USA
Published online: 13 April 2018
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Montana State Univeristy (MSU) are developing a test network of five micro-pulse differential absorption lidars to continuously measure high-vertical-resolution water vapor in the lower atmosphere. The instruments are accurate, yet low-cost; operate unattended, and eye-safe – all key features to enable the larger network needed to characterize atmospheric moisture variability which influences important processes related to weather and climate.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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