Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6137–6162, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6137-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 6137–6162, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-6137-2018

Research article 12 Nov 2018

Research article | 12 Nov 2018

Validation of the TOLNet lidars: the Southern California Ozone Observation Project (SCOOP)

Thierry Leblanc et al.

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This article reviews the capability of five ozone lidars from the North American TOLNet lidar network. These ground-based laser remote-sensing instruments typically measure ozone in the troposphere with a precision of 5 % and vertical and time resolutions of 100 m and 10 min, respectively. Understanding ozone variability at high spatiotemporal scales is essential for monitoring air quality, human health, and climate. The article shows that the TOLNet lidars are very well suited for this purpose.