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AMT | Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 313–326, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-313-2019
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 313–326, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-313-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 17 Jan 2019

Research article | 17 Jan 2019

Automated compact mobile Raman lidar for water vapor measurement: instrument description and validation by comparison with radiosonde, GNSS, and high-resolution objective analysis

Tetsu Sakai et al.
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We developed an automated compact mobile Raman lidar (MRL) system for measuring the vertical distribution of the water vapor mixing ratio in the lower troposphere, which has an affordable cost and is easy to operate. The MRL was installed in a small trailer for easy deployment and can start measurement in a few hours, and it is capable of unattended operation for several months. We describe the MRL system and present validation results obtained by comparing with the other humidity sensors.
We developed an automated compact mobile Raman lidar (MRL) system for measuring the vertical...
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