Standardization of the definitions of vertical resolution and uncertainty in the NDACC-archived ozone and temperature lidar measurements

Abstract : The international Network for the Detection of Atmospheric Composition Change (NDACC) is a global network of high-quality, remote-sensing research stations for observing and understanding the physical and chemical state of the Earth atmosphere. As part of NDACC, over 20 ground-based lidar instruments are dedicated to the long-term monitoring of atmospheric composition and to the validation of space-borne measurements of the atmosphere from environmental satellites such as Aura and ENVISAT. One caveat of large networks such as NDACC is the difficulty to archive measurement and analysis information consistently from one research group (or instrument) to another. Yet the need for consistent definitions has strengthened as datasets of various origin (e.g., satellite and ground-based) are increasingly used for inter- comparisons, validation, and ingested together in global assimilation systems. In the framework of the 2010 Call for Proposals by the International Space Science Institute (ISSI) located in Bern, Switzerland, a Team of lidar experts was created to address existing issues in three critical aspects of the NDACC lidar ozone and temperature data retrievals: signal filtering and the vertical filtering of the retrieved profiles, the quantification and propagation of the uncertainties, and the consistent definition and reporting of filtering and uncertainties in the NDACC-archived products. Additional experts from the satellite and global data standards communities complement the team to help address issues specific to the latter aspect.
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Thierry Leblanc, Sophie Godin-Beekmann, Guillaume Payen, Franck Gabarrot, Anne van Gijsel, et al.. Standardization of the definitions of vertical resolution and uncertainty in the NDACC-archived ozone and temperature lidar measurements. 26th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 26), Jun 2012, Porto Heli, Greece. ⟨hal-00721750⟩

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