The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) is a two-wavelength polarisation-sensitive lidar which creates high-resolution vertical profiles of cloud and aerosol. The lidar uses 1064 nm to measure backscatter intesity, and two channels measuring orthogonally polarised components of the 532 nm backscatter signal.
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More Information (under review)
More information on the instrument can be found in the following documents:
Winker, D. M., W. H. Hunt, and M. J. McGill, 2007: Initial performance assessment of CALIOP, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L19803, doi:10.1029/2007GL030135.
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