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

Related authors

Advanced hodograph-based analysis technique to derive gravity-wave parameters from lidar observations
Irina Strelnikova, Gerd Baumgarten, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 479–499, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-479-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-479-2020, 2020
Short summary
Simultaneous in situ measurements of small-scale structures in neutral, plasma, and atomic oxygen densities during the WADIS sounding rocket project
Boris Strelnikov, Martin Eberhart, Martin Friedrich, Jonas Hedin, Mikhail Khaplanov, Gerd Baumgarten, Bifford P. Williams, Tristan Staszak, Heiner Asmus, Irina Strelnikova, Ralph Latteck, Mykhaylo Grygalashvyly, Franz-Josef Lübken, Josef Höffner, Raimund Wörl, Jörg Gumbel, Stefan Löhle, Stefanos Fasoulas, Markus Rapp, Aroh Barjatya, Michael J. Taylor, and Pierre-Dominique Pautet
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 11443–11460, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11443-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-11443-2019, 2019
Short summary
Evaluation of wake influence on high-resolution balloon-sonde measurements
Jens Söder, Michael Gerding, Andreas Schneider, Andreas Dörnbrack, Henrike Wilms, Johannes Wagner, and Franz-Josef Lübken
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4191–4210, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4191-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4191-2019, 2019
Short summary
Challenges in retrieving stratospheric aerosol extinction and particle size from ground-based RMR-LIDAR observations
Jacob Zalach, Christian von Savigny, Arvid Langenbach, Gerd Baumgarten, Franz-Josef Lübken, and Adam Bourassa
Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2019-267,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-2019-267, 2019
Revised manuscript not accepted
Year-round stratospheric aerosol backscatter ratios calculated from lidar measurements above northern Norway
Arvid Langenbach, Gerd Baumgarten, Jens Fiedler, Franz-Josef Lübken, Christian von Savigny, and Jacob Zalach
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4065–4076, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4065-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4065-2019, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Others (Wind, Precipitation, Temperature, etc.) | Technique: Remote Sensing | Topic: Instruments and Platforms
A new lidar design for operational atmospheric wind and cloud/aerosol survey from space
Didier Bruneau and Jacques Pelon
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 4375–4402, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4375-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-4375-2021, 2021
Short summary
A Compact Rayleigh Autonomous Lidar (CORAL) for the middle atmosphere
Bernd Kaifler and Natalie Kaifler
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1715–1732, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1715-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1715-2021, 2021
Short summary
Measurement characteristics of an airborne microwave temperature profiler (MTP)
Mareike Heckl, Andreas Fix, Matthias Jirousek, Franz Schreier, Jian Xu, and Markus Rapp
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1689–1713, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1689-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1689-2021, 2021
Towards accurate and practical drone-based wind measurements with an ultrasonic anemometer
William Thielicke, Waldemar Hübert, Ulrich Müller, Michael Eggert, and Paul Wilhelm
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 14, 1303–1318, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1303-2021,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-14-1303-2021, 2021
Short summary
Atmospheric observations with E-band microwave links – challenges and opportunities
Martin Fencl, Michal Dohnal, Pavel Valtr, Martin Grabner, and Vojtěch Bareš
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 6559–6578, https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6559-2020,https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-6559-2020, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Alexander, M. J.: A simulated spectrum of convectively generated gravity waves: propagation from the tropopause to the mesopause and effects in the middle atmosphere, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 1571–1588, 1996. a
Alexander, M. J. and Barnet, C.: Using satellite observations to constrain parameterizations of gravity wave effects for global models, J. Atmos. Sci., 64, 1652–1665, https://doi.org/10.1175/JAS3897.1, 2007. a
Alexander, M. J., Geller, M., McLandress, C., Polavarapu, S., Preusse, P., Sassi, F., Sato, K., Eckermann, S., Ern, M., Hertzog, A., Kawatani, Y., Pulido, M., Shaw, T., Sigmond, M., Vincent, R., and Watanabe, S.: A review of recent developments on gravity wave effects in climate models and the global distribution of gravity wave momentum flux, Q. J. Roy. Meteor. Soc., 136, 1103–1124, https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.637, 2010. a
Alisse, J.-R. and Sidi, C.: Experimental probability density functions of small-scale fluctuations in the stably stratified atmosphere, J. Fluid Mech., 402, 137–162, 2000. a
Alpers, M., Höffner, J., and von Zahn, U.: Iron atom densities in the polar mesossphere from lidar observations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 17, 2345–2348, 1990. a
Download
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.