Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4079–4101, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4079-2016

Special issue: Twenty-five years of operations of the Network for the Detection...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 4079–4101, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-4079-2016

Research article 25 Aug 2016

Research article | 25 Aug 2016

Proposed standardized definitions for vertical resolution and uncertainty in the NDACC lidar ozone and temperature algorithms – Part 3: Temperature uncertainty budget

Thierry Leblanc et al.

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This article prescribes a standardized approach for the treatment of uncertainty in the backscatter temperature lidar data processing algorithms. The recommendations are designed to be used homogeneously across large atmospheric observation networks such as NDACC, and allow a clear understanding of the uncertainty budget of multiple lidar datasets for a large spectrum of middle atmospheric science applications (e.g., climatology, long-term trends, mesospheric tides, satellite validation).