Articles | Volume 14, issue 5
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3815–3836, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3815-2021
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 3815–3836, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-3815-2021

Research article 26 May 2021

Research article | 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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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-33', Anonymous Referee #1, 02 Mar 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Franz-Josef Lübken, 16 Apr 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-33', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 Mar 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Franz-Josef Lübken, 16 Apr 2021
  • RC3: 'Comment on amt-2021-33', Anonymous Referee #3, 06 Apr 2021
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Franz-Josef Lübken, 16 Apr 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Franz-Josef Lübken on behalf of the Authors (16 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Apr 2021) by Gabriele Stiller
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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.