Rayleigh lidar measurements of the middle atmosphere above Kingston, Australia
Entry ID: lidar_kingston

[ Update this Record ]

Summary
Abstract: Vertical Rayleigh lidar measurements of the middle atmosphere above Kingston, Australia were undertaken during development of a lidar system that became operational at Davis, Antarctica on 07 Feb 2001.

The lidar was operated sporadically at Kingston between 1997 and 2000. Data collected during observing sessions on 47 separate days have been analysed to produce average profiles of temperature, density and backscatter ratio (at 532nm wavelength). The standard Rayleigh lidar inversion technique has been applied, using radiosonde data from Hobart Airport to calibrate the lidar density profiles near 30km altitude. Corrections for instrumental effects (pulse pileup, shutter transmission) and extinction (including ozone) have been applied. Where available, the temperature retrieval process has been initialised with UARS HALOE and MLS measurements.

The typical integration time and altitude binning of the raw data were 1 minute and 94 metres respectively. Processed data have been produced at a variety of resolutions for investigation of gravity wave activity. This analysis is ongoing.

The lower altitude limit of the aerosol data are approximately 15km, while the lower limit of the temperature data are about 30km.

For more information, see the metadata record entitled &Lidar Studies of Atmospheric Structure, Dynamics and Climatology&.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Public information for ASAC project 737


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset


Geographic Coverage
 N: -43.0 S: -43.0  E: 147.3  W: 147.3
 Min Altitude: 0 KM  Max Altitude: 200 KM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-02-27
Stop Date: 2000-05-17


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND > AUSTRALIA > Kingston
VERTICAL LOCATION > MESOSPHERE
VERTICAL LOCATION > STRATOSPHERE


Data Resolution
Vertical Resolution: 94 m


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL BACKSCATTER    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >AEROSOLS >AEROSOL EXTINCTION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >STRATOPAUSE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >GRAVITY WAVE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Access Constraints
These data are not yet publicly available for download.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).


Keywords
LIDAR
MESOSPHERE
MIDDLE ATMOSPHERE
STRATOSPHERE


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


Personnel
ANDREW KLEKOCIUK
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3382
Fax: +61 3 6232 3496
Email: andrew.klekociuk at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11
Future DIF Review Date: 2002-12-01

[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site