Evaluation Product : MicroPulse LIDAR Cloud Optical Depth (MPLCOD)

The MPLCOD VAP retrieves the column cloud visible optical depth using LIDAR derived backscatter from the MPLNOR (Micro Pulse Lidar Normalized Backscatter) and radiosonde thermodynamic profiles. The optical depth retrieval is derived following Comstock et al. (2001), which retrieves visible optical depth and layer average backscatter-to-extinction ratio (k) at the lidar wavelength for each backscatter profile.

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Contact Jennifer Comstock
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 372-4244
PO Box 999, MS K9-24
Richland, WA 99352
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Content Time Range 1999.05.01 — 2004.05.14