Lidar Data from Brazil
Entry ID: LIDA

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Summary
Abstract: The FISAT home page on the WWW is http://www.laser.inpe.br/fisat/ .

This set contains data obtained at the location of Sao Jose dos Campos
(23 degrees S, 45 degrees W), only.

>From 1972 to 1981 only night-time data of the Lidar backscatter return
at 589.0 nm are available. The periodicity of the data is
irregular. Generally short-duration measurements (less than 2 hours)
are available at about one measurerent per week. Long-duration data
covering most of the night are available in a few campaigns. Data are
also given, in processed form, providing aerosol backscatter ratio
from 15 to 30 km altitude and sodium density from 75 to 105 km
altitude.

>From 1981 to 1993, campaigns of sodium measurements taken during the
day, including several diurnal cycles are also available.

>From 1983 to the present day a new powerful laser at 593.0 nm provides
the Rayleigh scatter profiles giving the atmospheric density and
temperatures from 35 to nearly 70 km altitude. Data are currently
obtained, approximately, on a weekly basis.

Geographic Coverage
 N: -23.0 S: -23.0  E: -45.0  W: -45.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-02-23


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > BRAZIL > Sao Jose dos Campos
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > EQUATORIAL
CONTINENT > SOUTH AMERICA > Brazil > Sao Jose dos Campos
VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER >LIDAR BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL EXTINCTION >RAYLEIGH SCATTERING    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY >TRACE ELEMENTS/TRACE METALS >SODIUM    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SCATTERING >MIE SCATTERING    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
LIDAR >Light Detection and Ranging    [Information]


Keywords
AEROSOL BACKSCATTER
ATMOSPHERIC DENSITY
CEOS-IDN NASA/GSFL NODE/FISAT
IDN_NODE GSFC/INPE
LASER RADAR
LIDA
LIDAR BACKSCATTER
MESOSPHERIC SODIUM
MIE SCATTER LIDAR
MIE SCATTERING
RAYLEIGH LIDAR
RAYLEIGH SCATTERING
SODIUM LIDAR
SODIUM RESONANT SCATTERING
STRATOSPHERIC AEROSOL
WEEKLY DATA


Originating Center
FISAT


Data Center
Upper Atmosphere Research Group, Aeronomy Division, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.laser.inpe.br/fisat/
Dataset ID: LIDAR > Laser Radar

Data Center Personnel
Name: PAULO PRADO BATISTA
Phone: +55.123.25.6957
Fax: +55.123.21.8743
Email: INPEDAA at EU.FPSP.BR
Contact Address:
Aeronomy Division - DAE
Coordination of Space and Atmospheric Sciences - CEA
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Caixa Postal 515
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
Postal Code: CEP 12201-970
Country: Brazil


Personnel
PAULO PRADO BATISTA
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +55.123.25.6957
Fax: +55.123.21.8743
Email: INPEDAA at EU.FPSP.BR
Contact Address:
Aeronomy Division - DAE
Coordination of Space and Atmospheric Sciences - CEA
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Caixa Postal 515
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
Postal Code: CEP 12201-970
Country: Brazil


EDUARDO WHITAKER BERGAMINI
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +55.12.3945.6166
Phone: +55.12.325.6603
Fax: +55.12.325.6150
Email: e.w.bergamini at uol.com.br
Contact Address:
MCT/INPE
Avenida dos Astronautas, 1758
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
Province or State: SP
Postal Code: 12227-010
Country: BRAZIL


BARCLAY ROBERT CLEMESHA
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +55.123.25.6953
Fax: +55.123.21.8743
Email: INPEDAA at EU.FPSP.BR
Contact Address:
Aeronomy Division - DAE
Coordination of Space and Atmospheric Sciences - CEA
Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais - INPE
Caixa Postal 515
City: Sao Jose dos Campos
Postal Code: CEP 12201-970
Country: Brazil


Publications/References
PRODUCT REFERENCES

Clemesha, B. R., Lidar Studies of Alkali Metals, Handbook of MAP,13,
99-112, 1984.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-05-13

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