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Volume 9, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1767–1784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1767-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1767–1784, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1767-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 25 Apr 2016

Research article | 25 Apr 2016

The automated multiwavelength Raman polarization and water-vapor lidar PollyXT: the neXT generation

Ronny Engelmann et al.
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The atmospheric science community demands for autonomous and quality-assured vertically resolved measurements of aerosol and cloud properties. For this purpose, a portable lidar called Polly was developed at TROPOS in 2003. This lidar type was continuously improved with gained experience from EARLINET, worldwide field campaigns, and institute collaborations within the last 10 years. We present recent changes to the setup of our portable multiwavelength Raman and polarization lidar PollyXT.
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