Refurbishment of durban fixed ukzn lidar for atmospheric studies – current status
School of Chemistry and Physics, Discipline of Physics, University of KwaZulu Natal, Westville, Durban 4001, South Africa
Published online: 13 April 2018
The fixed LIDAR system at University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban was installed in 1999 and operated until 2004. In 2004, the system was relocated and operation closed due to various technical and instrument problems. The restructuring of the LIDAR system was initiated in 2013 and it is now used to measure vertical aerosol profiles in the height range 03-25 km. Here, we describe the present system in detail, including technical specifications and results obtained from a recent LIDAR calibration campaign.
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