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LIDAR measurements for PSC studies at middle and high latitudes in southern hemisphere
Entry ID: LIDAR_Observatories_of_NDSC

Abstract: Ozone depletion is one of the key issues on which the investigation of the
international community is directed. Its great importance is due to the fact
that ozone depletion results in an alteration of the chemical physical
equilibrium of the atmosphere. Such alteration can induce variation in the
climatology and then potential and real influences on the planetary ecosystem.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.63   W: 166.63
Min Altitude: 10.0M Max Altitude: 10.0M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-08-27
Stop Date: 2002-09-26
Quality Aerosol backscattering ratio and aerosol volume depolarisation are retrieved
from backscattered LIDAR signal by the formulas:

Scattering Ratio Formula: [(Baer+Bmol)/Bmol]
Depolarization Ratio Formula : {[Baer+Bmol]s/[Baer+Bmol]p}*Dmol
Baer= backscattering from ... View entire text
Use Constraints Research activity supported by the National Program of Antarctic Research
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Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Italian National Research Council, Italy Supplemental Info
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1. Adriani A., T. Deshler, G.P. Gobbi, B.J. Johnson, G. Di Donfrancesco, Polar
Stratospheric Clouds over McMurdo, Antarctica, During the 1991 Spring: Lidar
and Particle Counter Measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 19, 1755-1758, 1992.

2. Adriani A., T. Deshler, G. Di Donfran-cesco, G.P. Gobbi, Polar Stratospheric
Clouds and Volcanic Aerosol over McMurdo, Antarctica, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-05-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23