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Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1001–1023, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1001-2016
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Special issue: EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1001–1023, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1001-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Mar 2016

Research article | 10 Mar 2016

EARLINET instrument intercomparison campaigns: overview on strategy and results

Ulla Wandinger et al.
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We introduce the quality-assurance efforts of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET) at instrument level. Within several campaigns, 21 EARLINET systems from 18 EARLINET stations were intercompared. A comprehensive strategy for campaign setup and data evaluation was established. The intercomparisons have reinforced our confidence in the EARLINET data quality and allowed us to draw conclusions on necessary system improvements and to identify major challenges for our future work.
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