Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

ARB 48-inch LIDAR

Projects: 
Spatial Coverage: 
37.1N Lat., 76.3W Lon. NASA Langley Research Center
Temporal Coverage: 
06/14/1982 - 12/04/2001
Definition/Description: 

Aerosol Research Branch (ARB): ground-based 48-inch LIDAR system providing high resolution vertical measurements.

The ARB_48_IN_LIDAR data set contains data collected from a 48-inch Lidar system located at NASA Langley Research Center. Each granule consists of one year of data. Data are available from 1982 through 12/4/2001. The days of data are different in each granule. Each measurement consists of four parameters: integrated backscatter over altitude, altitude levels, scattering ratio at each altitude level, and aerosol backscattering coefficient at each altitude level. An image has been produced to represent the data collected for each granule.