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ARB 48-inch LIDAR Data and Information

 

ARB 48-inch LIDAR Data and Information

A ground-based 48-inch LIDAR system has been obtaining semi-regular measurements since May 1974. These high resolution vertical measurements have resulted in a valuable long-term record of the mid-latitude upper tropospheric and stratospheric aerosol. These data have been used in scientific studies such as in studies of volcanic eruptions and in comparisons with satellite data.

Platform: 
Ground Station
Instrument: 
LIDAR
Spatial Coverage: 

37.1N Lat, 76.3W Long

Spatial Resolution: 

.15 km altitude

Temporal Coverage: 

06/14/1982 - 12/04/2001

Temporal Resolution: 

1 minute

File Format: 
ASCII

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