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Entry ID: c4dlase

Abstract: LASE is an airborne DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) system used to measure water vapor, aerosols, and clouds throughout the troposphere. LASE operates by locking to a strong water vapor line and electronically tuning to any spectral position on the absorption line to choose the suitable absorption cross-section for optimum measurements over a range of water vapor concentrations in the atmosphere. During CAMEX-4, LASE operated from the NASA DC-8 using strong and weak water vapor lines in both the nadir and zenith modes, thereby simultaneously acquiring data below and above the aircraft.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 50.0   S: 10.0   E: -60.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-08-15
Stop Date: 2001-09-24
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: DAILY
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-06-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27