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Lidar Monitoring of Clouds and Aerosols at the Facility for Atmospheric Remote SensingWe report on findings from ongoing polarization lidar research at the University of Utah Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing (FARS). This facility was established in 1987, and the current total of lidar and radiometric measurements is approx. 2,900-h. Research at FARS has been applied to the climatological investigation of cirrus cloud properties for basic research and satellite measurement validation (currently in its 13th year), and studies of contrails, mixed phase clouds, and volcanic and Asian dust aerosols. Among the techniques utilized for monitoring cloud and aerosol properties are triple-wave length linear depolarization measurements, and high (1.5-m by 10-Hz) resolution scanning observations. The usefulness of extended time lidar studies for atmospheric and climate research is illustrated.
Document ID
20010097174
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Sassen, Kenneth
(Utah Univ. Salt Lake City, UT United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 22, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring
Volume: 4153
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG1-2083
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-6458
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF ATM-95-28287
CONTRACT_GRANT: DE-FG02-ER-1059
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