rlprof: Raman LIDAR Vertical Profiles

Aerosol scattering ratio (left) and aerosol extinction (right).
The Raman lidar automatically attempts to reoptimize the position of the laser beam in the detector’s field-of-view every few hours (this is required for most narrow field-of-view lidar systems). However, this can introduce alignment artifacts in the narrow field-of-view data due to the way the detection channels are arranged on the optical bench. A suite of vaps have been developed to reduce or remove any artifacts introduced in the narrow field-of-view data by these automatic self-alignment “tweaks.” For more details, see each VAP process web page of the Raman Lidar Profiles:

  • Aerosol Scattering Ratio,
  • Best Estimate Product,
  • Depolarization Ratio,
  • Aerosol Extinction,
  • Mixing Ratio and Merge.

For more information about the Raman Lidar Profiles Best Estimate VAP (RLPROFBE), see the VAP report. For more information about the Raman Lidar Profiles Merge (RLPROFMERGE) VAP that is used as input to all the Raman Lidar Profiles VAP, please see this report.

Locations

  • Fixed
  • AMF1
  • AMF2
  • AMF3

Components

rl: Raman Lidar

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2017

Tridon F, A Battaglia, and D Watters. 2017. "Evaporation in action sensed by multiwavelength Doppler radars." Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 122(17), 10.1002/2016JD025998.

2015

Lamer K and P Kollias. 2015. "Observations of fair-weather cumuli over land: Dynamical factors controlling cloud size and cover." Geophysical Research Letters, 42(20), 10.1002/2015gl064534.
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2013

Zhang Y and SA Klein. 2013. "Factors Controlling the Vertical Extent of Fair-Weather Shallow Cumulus Clouds over Land: Investigation of Diurnal-Cycle Observations Collected at the ARM Southern Great Plains Site." Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 70(4), 10.1175/jas-d-12-0131.1.
Research Highlight

Sivaraman C. 2013. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report October 01–December 31, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-13-002.

2012

Newsom R. 2012. Raman Lidar Profiles Best Estimate Value-Added Product Technical Report. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-100.

Sivaraman C. 2012. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report First Quarter: October 01-December 31, 2011. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-12-002.

Sivaraman C. 2012. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Third Quarter: April 1–June 30, 2012. DOE ARM Climate Research Facility. DOE/SC-ARM-12-016.

Newsom RK, C Sivaraman, and SA McFarlane. 2012. Raman Lidar Profiles–Temperature (RLPROFTEMP) Value-Added Product. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM/TR-120.

Sivaraman C. 2012. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Fourth Quarter: July 1–September 30, 2012. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-12-022.

2011

Sivaraman C. 2011. ARM Climate Research Facility Quarterly Value-Added Product Report Third Quarter: April 01–June 30, 2011. U.S. Department of Energy. DOE/SC-ARM-11-021.


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