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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6309–6326, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6309-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: CALIPSO version 4 algorithms and data products

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6309–6326, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6309-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Nov 2018

Research article | 22 Nov 2018

CALIPSO lidar calibration at 532 nm: version 4 daytime algorithm

Brian J. Getzewich et al.
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We describe the new architecture of the version 4 (V4) CALIOP 532 nm daytime calibration procedures. Critical differences from the versions include moving the night-to-day calibration transfer region into the lower stratosphere coupled to a multi-dimensional data averaging scheme. Comparisons to collocated high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) measurements shows that the V4 532 nm daytime attenuated backscatter coefficients replicate the HSRL data to within 1.0 % ± 3.5 %.
We describe the new architecture of the version 4 (V4) CALIOP 532 nm daytime calibration...
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