Annotated Measurement Examples
Below are some example measurements to help you interpret the images in our
lidar data archive. For more information, contact:
Prof. Thomas J. Duck
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3H 3J5
Archived data is available here.
Aerosol extinction is roughly proportional to the total aerosol mass.
The "normalization region" is required as a reference for the
extinction calculation. Black regions in the images represent a loss of
instrument sensivity, usually due to extinction of the laser beam by
optically-thick clouds. Anything that looks like a vertical stripe is a
measurement retrieval artifact, and should be ignored.