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Title: Cloud Mask from Micropulse Lidar

Abstract

Lidar backscattered signal is a useful tool for identifying vertical cloud structure in the atmosphere in optically thin clouds. Cloud boundaries derived from lidar signals are a necessary input for popular ARM data products, such as the Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) product. An operational cloud boundary algorithm has been implemented for use with the ARM Micropulse Lidar (MPL) systems. In addition to retrieving cloud boundaries above 500 m, the value-added product (VAP) named Micropulse Lidar Cloud Mask (MPLCMASK) applies lidar-specific corrections (i.e., afterpulse, background, deadtime, and overlap)

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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (US); ARM Data Center, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
Cloud mask, Cloud top height, cloud base height, backscatter, linear depolarization
OSTI Identifier:
1508389
DOI:
10.5439/1508389

Citation Formats

Sivaraman, Chitra, Flynn, Donna, Riihimaki, Laura, and Comstock, Jennifer. Cloud Mask from Micropulse Lidar. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.5439/1508389.
Sivaraman, Chitra, Flynn, Donna, Riihimaki, Laura, & Comstock, Jennifer. Cloud Mask from Micropulse Lidar. United States. doi:10.5439/1508389.
Sivaraman, Chitra, Flynn, Donna, Riihimaki, Laura, and Comstock, Jennifer. 2019. "Cloud Mask from Micropulse Lidar". United States. doi:10.5439/1508389. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1508389. Pub date:Mon Jul 15 00:00:00 EDT 2019
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title = {Cloud Mask from Micropulse Lidar},
author = {Sivaraman, Chitra and Flynn, Donna and Riihimaki, Laura and Comstock, Jennifer},
abstractNote = {Lidar backscattered signal is a useful tool for identifying vertical cloud structure in the atmosphere in optically thin clouds. Cloud boundaries derived from lidar signals are a necessary input for popular ARM data products, such as the Active Remote Sensing of Clouds (ARSCL) product. An operational cloud boundary algorithm has been implemented for use with the ARM Micropulse Lidar (MPL) systems. In addition to retrieving cloud boundaries above 500 m, the value-added product (VAP) named Micropulse Lidar Cloud Mask (MPLCMASK) applies lidar-specific corrections (i.e., afterpulse, background, deadtime, and overlap)},
doi = {10.5439/1508389},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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