A Micro-Pulse Differential Absorption Lidar Test Network
1 National Center for Atmospheric Research, Earth Observing Lab, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
2 National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Study Program, Boulder, CO 80301, USA
3 Montana State University, Physics Department, MT 59717, USA
4 Montana State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bozeman, MT 59717, USA
Published online: 7 July 2020
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Montana State University (MSU) have developed a test network of five micro-pulse Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) instruments to continuously measure high-vertical-resolution water vapor in the lower atmosphere. The instruments are accurate, low-cost, operate unattended, and eye-safe – all key features to enable larger ‘national-scale’ networks needed to characterize atmo-spheric moisture variability which influences important processes related to weather and climate.
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