Articles | Volume 11, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2735–2748, 2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 2735–2748, 2018

Research article 08 May 2018

Research article | 08 May 2018

Calibration of Raman lidar water vapor profiles by means of AERONET photometer observations and GDAS meteorological data

Guangyao Dai et al.


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Short summary
The presented calibration method grants access to quality approved automated atmospheric water vapor profiles from lidar measurements. This method uses the Raman lidar data from the water vapor and nitrogen channels and additional data from sun photometer and GDAS. The retrieved water vapor profiles agree well with respective profiles from radio soundings. The paper describes this method and shows results from the CyCARE (Cyprus Cloud Aerosol and Rain Experiment) campaign in 2015–2017.