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Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3769–3791, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3769-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3769–3791, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3769-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 17 Aug 2016

Research article | 17 Aug 2016

Recommendations for processing atmospheric attenuated backscatter profiles from Vaisala CL31 ceilometers

Simone Kotthaus et al.
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London Urban Micrometeorological Observatory, LUMO S. Grimmond http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/micromet/LUMA/request.html

Met Office LIDARNET Benson Vaisala CL31 ceilometer cloud base and backscatter data, Centre for Environmental Data Analysis Met Office http://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/cc1a21f1973743949bd9c8cb4fe2d97f

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Ceilometers lidars are useful to study clouds, aerosol layers and atmospheric boundary layer structures. As sensor optics and acquisition algorithms can strongly influence the observations, sensor specifics need to be incorporated into the physical interpretation. Here, recommendations are made for the operation and processing of profile observations from the widely deployed Vaisala CL31 ceilometer. Proposed corrections are shown to increase data quality and even data availability at times.
Ceilometers lidars are useful to study clouds, aerosol layers and atmospheric boundary layer...
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