Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1083–1094, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1083-2016

Special issue: CHemistry and AeRosols Mediterranean EXperiments (ChArMEx)...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 1083–1094, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-1083-2016

Research article 15 Mar 2016

Research article | 15 Mar 2016

Calibration of a water vapour Raman lidar with a kite-based humidity sensor

Julien Totems and Patrick Chazette

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We present a calibration method for a water vapour Raman lidar, using a meteorological probe lifted by a kite, that was applied during the HyMeX and ChArMEx programs over the Mediterranean. It allowed measuring both the overlap factor of the lidar and the calibration constant with better precision than with simultaneous balloon radiosoundings, as balloons go up faster and can drift during the measurements. Comparisons to other moisture profiles demonstrate the accuracy of the calibrated lidar.