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Cloud Physics Lidar Measurements During the SAFARI-2000 Field CampaignA new remote sensing instrument, the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) has been built for use on the ER-2 aircraft. The first deployment for CPL was the SAFARI-2000 field campaign during August-September 2000. The CPL is a three-wavelength lidar designed for studies of cirrus, subvisual cirrus, and boundary layer aerosols. The CPL utilizes a high repetition rate, low pulse energy laser with photon counting detectors. A brief description of the CPL instrument will be given, followed by examples of CPL data products. In particular, examples of aerosol backscatter, including boundary layer smoke and cirrus clouds will be shown. Resulting optical depth estimates derived from the aerosol measurements will be shown. Comparisons of the CPL optical depth and optical depth derived from microPulse Lidar and the AATS-14 sunphotomer will be shown.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
McGill, Matthew
Hlavka, Dennis
Hart, William
Spinhirne, James
Scott, Stan
Starr, David OC.
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2001
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
Meeting Information
2001 AGU Fall Meeting(San Francisco, CA)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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