Lidar

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More than thirty groundbased Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) instruments deployed worldwide from Pole to Pole are monitoring atmospheric ozone, temperature, aerosols, water vapor, and polar stratospheric clouds. This laser-based active remote sensing technique has been used widely for several decades in environmental science and chemistry, and has contributed significantly to the validation of space-based measurements.

Locations

Lauder, New Zealand (45.04S, 169.68W)

Parameter: Aerosol
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*.stl
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Model: Nd:Yag Parameter: Aerosol
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*.ucl, *.ntl
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Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Parameter: Ozone
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Table Mountain Facility, CA, United States (34.4N, 117.7W)

Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
Comments:
*.sol
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Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
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tmtg*.mgl
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Model: AT Parameter: Aerosol, Temperature, Water Vapor
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tmt2*.mgl
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Model: DIAL, Raleigh/Raman Parameter: Ozone, Temperature
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Tropospheric Ozone
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Model: ALVICE Parameter: Water Vapor
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Model: Raman Parameter: Water Vapor
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Thule, Greenland (76.53N, 68.74W)

Parameter: Aerosol
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Parameter: Temperature
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McMurdo Station, Antarctica (77.85S, 166.63E)

Model: Backscatter Parameter: Aerosol
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Ny Ålesund, Norway (78.92N, 11.93E)

Model: Excimer and Nd-YAG Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Model: Excimer and Nd-YAG Parameter: Ozone
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Model: Excimer and Nd-YAG Parameter: Temperature
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Lindenberg, Germany (52.21N, 14.12E)

Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
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Paramaribo, Suriname (5.75N, 55.2W)

Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
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Prestwick, United Kingdom (55.50N, 4.61W)

Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
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Punta Arenas, Chile (52.17S, 70.93W)

Model: MARL Parameter: Aerosol
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Dumont d’Urville, Antarctica (66.67S, 140.00E)

Model: Nd: Yag Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: Nd: Yag Parameter: Ozone
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Eureka, Canada (80.05N, 86.42W)

Model: Nd: YAG Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: XeCl Excimer Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: XeCl Excimer Parameter: Ozone, Temperature
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Boulder, CO, United States (39.99N, 105.26W)

Model: Nd:Yag Parameter: Aerosol
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Concordia Dome C, Antarctica (75.10S, 123.35E)

Model: Nd:Yag Parameter: Aerosol
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Garmisch, Germany (47.48N, 11.06E)

Model: Nd:YAG Parameter: Aerosol
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Observatoire de Haute Provence, France (43.94N, 5.71E)

Model: Nd:Yag, Mie Parameter: Aerosol
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Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Model: Nd:Yag, Rayleigh Parameter: Temperature
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Tropospheric Ozone
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Model: Nd:Yag, Rayleigh Parameter: Water Vapor
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Mauna Loa, HI, United States (19.54N, 155.58W)

Model: Ruby Parameter: Aerosol
Comments:
*.6bl
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Model: Rayleigh/Raman/DIAL Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature
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Model: AT Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
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mlt2*.mgl
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Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
mltg*.mgl
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Model: Nd-Yag Parameter: Aerosol, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.5bl
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Greenbelt, MD, United States (38.9N, 76.9W)

Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
gstg*.mgl
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Model: AT Parameter: Aerosol, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
gst2*.mgl
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Tropospheric Ozone
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Model: ALVICE Parameter: Water Vapor
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Hohenpeissenberg, Germany (47.80N, 11.02E)

Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Parameter: Ozone
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Parameter: Temperature
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Reunion Island, Maido, France (21.1S, 55.4E)

Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Model: Nd:Yag Parameter: Temperature
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Tropospheric Ozone
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Model: Raman Parameter: Water Vapor
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Sodankylä, Finland (67.37N, 26.65E)

Model: STROZ Parameter: Aerosol, Ozone, Temperature, Water Vapor
Comments:
*.mgl
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Toronto, Canada (43.66N, 79.40W)

Model: Rayleigh Parameter: Aerosol, Temperature
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Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Potenza, Italy (40.63N, 15.8E)

Model: Raman Parameter: Aerosol, Temperature, Water Vapor
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Andøya, Norway (69.3N, 16.0E)

Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Model: Rayleigh/Mie/Raman Parameter: Temperature
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Reunion Island, St. Denis, France (20.9S, 55.5E)

Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Model: Nd:Yag Parameter: Temperature
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Rio Gallegos, Argentina (51.60S, 69.32W)

Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Tsukuba, Japan (36.05N, 140.13E)

Model: DIAL Parameter: Ozone
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Søndre Strømfjord, Greenland (66.99N, 50.95W)

Model: Rayleigh/Mie Parameter: Temperature
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London, Ontario, Canada (43.1N, 81.34W)

Model: Rayleigh/Raman Parameter: Temperature
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Parameter: Water Vapor
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Model: ALVICE Parameter: Water Vapor
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Huntsville, AL, United States (34.73N, 86.64W)

Model: DIAL Parameter: Tropospheric Ozone
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Beltsville, MD, United States (39.05N, 76.887W)

Model: ALVICE Parameter: Water Vapor
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Payerne, Switzerland (46.82N, 6.95E)

Model: Raman Parameter: Water Vapor
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Rome, Italy (41.8N, 12.6E)

Model: Raman Parameter: Water Vapor
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