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Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) Lidar Data

Update Frequency: Not Planned
Latest Data Update: 2006-05-22
Status: Completed
Online Status: ONLINE
Publication State: Published
Publication Date: 2006-08-17
Download Stats: last 12 months
Dataset Size: 3.1K Files | 840MB


The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) Lidar Data are images displaying the polar wind velocity and the polar aerosol concentration.

For elevation scans there are figures at azimuth 0, 60 and 120 degrees, for the azimuth scan there are figures at elevations 7, 12 and 17 degrees available. Angles are indicated in the line above the colourscale.

Vertical scans have been made at elevation 90 degree.

The upper figures are showing polar (radial) velocity, the lower ones aerosol backscatter at the three different angles which are indecated in each figure above the colour scale.

The diagrams are showing unaveraged data. They vizualize a snapshot of approx. 10 minutes measurements starting at the time stated in the filename.

Data were recorded from the 19th of June 2005 to the 29th of August 2005.

Citable as:  Arnold, K.; Wieser, A. (2006): Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP): Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) Lidar Data. NCAS British Atmospheric Data Centre, date of citation.
Abbreviation: Not defined
Keywords: CSIP, Lidar, UFAM, AMF


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Data lineage:

Data were collected by the Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK) before preparation and delivery to the Convective Storm Initiation Project (CSIP) participants and then to the BADC for archiving.

Data Quality:
Research data
File Format:
Images are jpg formatted.

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Process overview

This dataset was generated by instruments deployed on platforms as listed below.
Output Description


  • units: None
  • names: corcoef vad fit
  • units: m/s
  • names: std dev radvel-avm
  • units: m/s
  • names: std dev radvel-fit
  • units: deg.
  • names: wind direction
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind east
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind north
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind speed
  • units: m/s
  • names: wind vertical up

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