EARLINET Climatology 2000-2010

DOI

EARLINET climatological lidar observations are performed on a regular schedule of one daytime measurement per week around noon (on Monday), when the boundary layer is usually well developed, and two night-time measurements per week (on Monday and Thursday), with low background light, in order to perform Raman extinction measurements. This regular schedule for observations minimizes the bias in the dataset possibly related to specific measurement conditions. The resulting dataset is used to obtain unbiased data for climatological studies.

This dataset contains profiles of aerosol extinction, backscatter and lidar ratio. Several aerosol extinction/backscatter datasets can be present for the same climatological measurement in order to provide profiles either with a better temporal resolution or with an extended height range by using a larger temporal average.

This is by far the largest dataset on the aerosol vertical distribution, and it is the only one which is collected systematically and is covering a whole continent.

Identifier
DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/WDCC/EN_Climatology_2000-2010
Metadata Access http://c3grid1.dkrz.de:8080/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=iso&identifier=oai:wdcc.dkrz.de:de.dkrz.wdcc.iso_doi2940930
Provenance
Creator Emil Carstea;Gelsomina Pappalardo;Valentin Mitev;Jana Prei?ler;Constantino Mu?oz;Dimitar Stoyanov;Anatoly Chaikovsky;Geraint Vaughan;Aldo Amodeo;Mariana Adam;Keith M. Wilson;Francisco Navas-Guzman;Ferdinando De Tomasi;Manuel Pujadas;Holger Linne;Alfonso Javier Fernandez Garcia;Giuseppe D'Amico;Xuan Wang;Sergey Bobrovnikov;Camelia Talianu;Alex Papayannis;Antonella Boselli;Volker Freudenthaler;Jean Putaud;Aleksander Pietruczuk;Matthias Tesche;Lucas Alados-Arboledas;Tobias Sirch;Thomas Kanitz;Hester Volten;Aldo Giunta;Dr. Matthias Wiegner;Silke Gro?;Albert Ansmann;Panayotis Kokkalis;Vincenzo Rizi;Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda;Dr. Lucia Mona;Jens Bosenberg;Marco Iarlori;Yuri Arshinov;Patric Seifert;Alejandro Rodriguez;Dr. Dietrich Althausen;Ana Maria Silva;Valentin Simeonov;Group: The EARLINET publishing group 2000-2010;David Daou;David Garcia-Vizcaino;Francesc Rocadenbosch;Nicola Spinelli;Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouriat;Anja Schwarz;Fabio Madonna;Alexander Gei?;Thomas Trickl;Ivan Grigorov;Fanny Finger;Jacques Pelon;Nikos Siomos;Franziska Schnell;Martial Haeffelin;Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado;Laurent Sauvage;Francisco Molero Menendez;Dr. Volker Matthias;Ronny Engelmann;Yohann Morille;Ina Mattis;Cristian Radu;Ilya Serikov;Helmuth Giehl;Jorg Schmidt;Marco Pandolfi;Anja Muller;V. Amiridis;Francois Ravetta;Arnoud Apituley;Tanja Dreischuh;Frank Wagner;Theresa Hayek;Dimitris Balis;Anca Nemuc;Gianluca Pisani;Detlef Muller;Livio Belegante;Dr. Ulla Wandinger;Michael Sicard;Maria Jose Granados-Mu?oz;Doina Nicolae;Martin de Graaf;Carsten Gruening;Matthias Grein;Maria Rita Perrone;Elina Giannakaki;Charlos Potma;Adolfo Comeron;Andrew Reigert
Publisher National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics;not filled;Observatoire Jungfraujoch;Centro de Geofisica de Evora;Institute for Tropospheric Research e.V.;Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute;Joint Research Centre;Institut Pierre Simon Laplace / Centre National de Recherche Scientifique;University of Granada;Institute of Geophysics;Aristotle University of Thessaloniki;CETEMPS/DSFC Universita Degli Studi dell'Aquila;Ethnikon Metsovion Polytechnion Athinon;Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche;Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie;Consiglio Nazionale d. Ricerche/Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale;Institute of Electronics;Unita di Napoli;Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya;Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique;Institute of Physics National Academy of Sciences of Belarus;Leibniz-Institut fur Tropospharenforschung e.V.;Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas;Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich;Universita del Salento;Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie;Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research;Ludwig--Maximilians--Universitat;Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Publication Year 2013
Rights For Scientific Use only
Contact National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics;not filled;Observatoire Jungfraujoch;Centro de Geofisica de Evora;Institute for Tropospheric Research e.V.;Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute;Joint Research Centre;Institut Pierre Simon Laplace / Centre National de Recherche Scientifique;University of Granada;Institute of Geophysics;Aristotle University of Thessaloniki;CETEMPS/DSFC Universita Degli Studi dell'Aquila;Ethnikon Metsovion Polytechnion Athinon;Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche;Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie;Consiglio Nazionale d. Ricerche/Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale;Institute of Electronics;Unita di Napoli;Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya;Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique;Institute of Physics National Academy of Sciences of Belarus;Leibniz-Institut fur Tropospharenforschung e.V.;Centro de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas;Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich;Universita del Salento;Karlsruher Institut fur Technologie;Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research;Ludwig--Maximilians--Universitat;Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format netCDF.zip
Coverage
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage {37.2,-8.0,54.0,29.0}
Temporal Coverage Begin 2000-04-01T11:59:59Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-12-31T11:59:59Z