Articles | Volume 11, issue 2
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 861–879, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-861-2018
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 861–879, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-861-2018

Research article 14 Feb 2018

Research article | 14 Feb 2018

Three-channel single-wavelength lidar depolarization calibration

Emily M. McCullough et al.

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Short summary
Measuring the phase (liquid and ice) of Arctic clouds is essential for understanding the changing global climate. Using a lidar, two polarized signals are usually needed. At CRL lidar, one of these signals is small, so phase measurements have low resolution. Another method can use a large unpolarized signal in place of the small polarized signal. We show how to use the original low-resolution measurement to calibrate the new high-resolution method. At CRL, this gives 20 times higher resolution.