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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3769-2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3769-2016
Research article
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17 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 17 Aug 2016

Recommendations for processing atmospheric attenuated backscatter profiles from Vaisala CL31 ceilometers

Simone Kotthaus, Ewan O'Connor, Christoph Münkel, Cristina Charlton-Perez, Martial Haeffelin, Andrew M. Gabey, and C. Sue B. Grimmond

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Ceilometers lidars are useful to study clouds, aerosol layers and atmospheric boundary layer structures. As sensor optics and acquisition algorithms can strongly influence the observations, sensor specifics need to be incorporated into the physical interpretation. Here, recommendations are made for the operation and processing of profile observations from the widely deployed Vaisala CL31 ceilometer. Proposed corrections are shown to increase data quality and even data availability at times.