Polarization Raman Lidar for Atmospheric Monitoring in the Vipava Valley
1 Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica 5270, Slovenia
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
3 Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China
4 Laboratory for Regional Oceanography and Numerical Modeling, Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology, Qingdao 266237, China
5 Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana 1000, Slovenia
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Published online: 7 July 2020
We report on the design, construction and performance of a polarization Raman lidar, built for atmospheric monitoring in the Vipava valley in SW Slovenia, a regional air pollution hot-spot where aerosols are expected to originate from a number of different sources. Its key features are automatized remote operation capability and indoor deployment, which provide high duty cycle in all weather conditions. System optimization and performance studies include the calibration of the depolarization ratio, merging of near-range (analog) and far-range (photon-counting) data, determination of overlap functions and validation of the retrieved observables with radiosonde data.
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