Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Research article
25 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 25 Mar 2024

Lidar depolarization characterization using a reference system

Alkistis Papetta, Franco Marenco, Maria Kezoudi, Rodanthi-Elisavet Mamouri, Argyro Nisantzi, Holger Baars, Ioana Elisabeta Popovici, Philippe Goloub, Stéphane Victori, and Jean Sciare


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1338', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Sep 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Alkistis Papetta, 15 Jan 2024
  • RC2: 'Comment on egusphere-2023-1338', Anonymous Referee #2, 14 Nov 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Alkistis Papetta, 15 Jan 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Alkistis Papetta on behalf of the Authors (15 Jan 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (26 Jan 2024) by Edward Nowottnick
AR by Alkistis Papetta on behalf of the Authors (30 Jan 2024)  Manuscript 
Short summary
We propose a method to determine depolarization parameters using observations from a reference instrument at a nearby location, needed for systems where a priori knowledge of cross-talk parameters is not available. It uses three-parameter equations to compare VDR between two co-located lidars at dust and molecular layers. It can be applied retrospectively to existing data acquired during campaigns. Its application to Cimel CE376 corrected VDR bias at high- and low-depolarizing layers.