Articles | Volume 15, issue 17
Research article
13 Sep 2022
Research article |  | 13 Sep 2022

Extending water vapor measurement capability of photon-limited differential absorption lidars through simultaneous denoising and inversion

Willem J. Marais and Matthew Hayman


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2021-352', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Apr 2022
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Willem Marais, 15 Jul 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2021-352', Anonymous Referee #3, 19 May 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Willem Marais, 15 Jul 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Willem Marais on behalf of the Authors (15 Jul 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (21 Jul 2022) by Hartwig Harder
Short summary
For atmospheric science and weather prediction, it is important to make water vapor measurements in real time. A low-cost lidar instrument has been developed by Montana State University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. We developed an advanced signal-processing method to extend the scientific capability of the lidar instrument. With the new method we show that the maximum altitude at which the MPD can make water vapor measurements can be extended up to 8 km.