Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Research article
26 Feb 2018
Research article |  | 26 Feb 2018

Experimental techniques for the calibration of lidar depolarization channels in EARLINET

Livio Belegante, Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda, Volker Freudenthaler, Doina Nicolae, Anca Nemuc, Dragos Ene, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Aldo Amodeo, Gelsomina Pappalardo, Giuseppe D'Amico, Francesco Amato, Ronny Engelmann, Holger Baars, Ulla Wandinger, Alexandros Papayannis, Panos Kokkalis, and Sérgio N. Pereira


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AR by Livio Belegante on behalf of the Authors (25 Oct 2017)  Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (30 Oct 2017) by Albert Ansmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Oct 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (31 Oct 2017) by Albert Ansmann
AR by Livio Belegante on behalf of the Authors (08 Nov 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper presents different depolarization calibration procedures used to improve the quality of the depolarization data. The results illustrate a significant improvement of the depolarization lidar products for all the selected EARLINET lidar instruments. The calibrated volume and particle depolarization profiles at 532 nm show values that fall within a range that is accepted in the literature. The depolarization accuracy estimate at 532 nm is better than ±0.03 for all cases.