Articles | Volume 11, issue 12
Research article
19 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 19 Dec 2018

A fully autonomous ozone, aerosol and nighttime water vapor lidar: a synergistic approach to profiling the atmosphere in the Canadian oil sands region

Kevin B. Strawbridge, Michael S. Travis, Bernard J. Firanski, Jeffrey R. Brook, Ralf Staebler, and Thierry Leblanc


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AR by Kevin Strawbridge on behalf of the Authors (16 Aug 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Aug 2018) by Mark Weber
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (11 Sep 2018)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (25 Sep 2018) by Mark Weber
AR by Kevin Strawbridge on behalf of the Authors (01 Oct 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (08 Oct 2018) by Mark Weber
Short summary
Environment and Climate Change Canada has recently developed a fully autonomous, mobile lidar system to simultaneously measure the vertical profile of tropospheric ozone, aerosol and water vapor from near the ground to altitudes reaching 10–15 km. These atmospheric constituents play an important role in climate, air quality, and human and ecosystem health. Using an autonomous multi-lidar approach provides a continuous dataset rich in information for atmospheric process studies.