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High Spectral Resolution Lidar and MPLNET Micro Pulse Lidar Aerosol Optical Property Retrieval Intercomparison During the 2012 7-SEAS Field Campaign at SingaporeFrom August 2012 to February 2013 a High Resolution Spectral Lidar (HSRL; 532 nm) was deployed at that National University of Singapore near a NASA Micro Pulse Lidar NETwork (MPLNET; 527 nm) site. A primary objective of the MPLNET lidar project is the production and dissemination of reliable Level 1 measurements and Level 2 retrieval products. This paper characterizes and quantifies error in Level 2 aerosol optical property retrievals conducted through inversion techniques that derive backscattering and extinction coefficients from MPLNET elastic single-wavelength datasets. MPLNET Level 2 retrievals for aerosol optical depth and extinction/backscatter coefficient profiles are compared with corresponding HSRL datasets, for which the instrument collects direct measurements of each using a unique optical configuration that segregates aerosol and cloud backscattered signal from molecular signal. The intercomparison is performed, and error matrices reported, for lower (0-5km) and the upper (>5km) troposphere, respectively, to distinguish uncertainties observed within and above the MPLNET instrument optical overlap regime.
Document ID
20160007405
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Lolli, Simone
(Maryland Univ. Baltimore County Baltimore, MD, United States)
Welton, Ellsworth J.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Campbell, James R.
(Naval Research Lab. Monterey, CA, United States)
Eloranta, Edwin
(Wisconsin Univ. Madison, WI, United States)
Holben, Brent N.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Chew, Boon Ning
(National Univ. of Singapore Singapore)
Salinas, Santo V.
(National Univ. of Singapore Singapore)
Date Acquired
June 9, 2016
Publication Date
September 22, 2014
Publication Information
Publication: SPIE Proceedings Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
Volume: 9246
ISBN:
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
Meteorology And Climatology
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN32689
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX15AT34A
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
MPL
lidar
aerosal transport
MPLNET
HSRL
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