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Stratospheric Aerosols and PSC lidar optical properties profiles at Dumont d'Urville, Antarctica
Entry ID: 209_0_IPEV_FR

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Abstract: Instrument History:

Since 1989, France leads a monitoring program on human impacts on the Antarctic polar stratosphere. A set of instruments designed to measure ozone and parameters linked to its chemical equilibrium, were implemented on the French Antarctic base, Dumont d'Urville. The French Polar Institute (IPEV, Institut Polaire Français Paul-Emile Victor) supplies recurrent funding and ... View entire text
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ftp data extraction for Dumont d'Urville lidar (Aerosols/PSC and Ozone)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.66   S: -66.66   E: 140.01   W: 140.01
Min Altitude: 8 KM Max Altitude: 35 KM

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-04-24
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 66.666667
Longitude Resolution: 140.016667
Vertical Resolution: 60 m
Temporal Resolution: 5 min
Quality Expected precision / Accuracy of the instrument:

A study of error sources for aerosols lidar on Observatory of Haute-Provence and Dumont d'Urville is provided in Chazette et al. (1995). No specific evaluation was performed since the new system implementation. Meanwhile, we expect an uncertainty on backscattering coefficient not exceeding 15% (for low aerosols content).
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Chazette P., C. David, J. Lefrère, J. Pelon, S. Godin, and G. Mégie, Study of the optical, geometrical and dynamical properties of stratospheric post-volcanic aerosols from lidar remote sensing at 532 nm, following the eruptions of El Chichon and Mt Pinatubo, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 23195-23207, 1995.

David C., P. Keckhut, A. Armetta, J. Jumelet, M. Marchand, and S. Bekki, Radiosondes ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-07-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24