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Volume 9, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 817–827, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-817-2016
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Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 817–827, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-817-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 03 Mar 2016

Research article | 03 Mar 2016

A generalised background correction algorithm for a Halo Doppler lidar and its application to data from Finland

Antti J. Manninen et al.
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Current commercially available Doppler lidars provide a cost-effective solution for measuring vertical and horizontal wind velocities, and the co- and cross-polarised backscatter profiles. However, the background noise behaviour becomes a limiting factor for the instrument sensitivity in low aerosol load regions. In this paper we present a correction method which can improve the data availability up to 50 % and greatly improves the calculation of turbulent properties in weak signal regimes.
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