Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Research article
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26 May 2021
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 26 May 2021

VAHCOLI, a new concept for lidars: technical setup, science applications, and first measurements

Franz-Josef Lübken and Josef Höffner

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Luebken-AMT-2021 Franz-Josef Lübken

Short summary
We present a new concept for a cluster of lidars that allows us to measure time-resolved profiles of temperatures, winds, and aerosols in the entire middle atmosphere for the first time, also covering regional horizontal scales (four-dimensional coverage). Measurements are performed during day and night. The essential component is a newly developed laser with unprecedented performance. We present the first measurements. New observational capabilities in atmospheric physics are established.