Contract Number: 4000112750
GSP Internal Number: 13-043
Development of a dual-channel depolarization lidar technique for the derivation of CALIPSO/Aeolus/EarthCARE-related conversion factors
Contractor: NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
Country: Greece
Study Duration: 26 November 2014 - 02 March 2017
Tags:
ABSTRACT
DEDICAtE , aims to the development of a dual-channel depolarization lidar technique for the derivation of CALIPSO/ADM-Aeolus/EarthCARE-related conversion factors. CALIPSO is capable of retrieving linear particle depolarization ratio at 532 nm in a global scale, providing this well- calibrated product since 2006. Future ESA missions EarthCARE and ADM-Aeolus are based on the employment of the High Spectral Resolution polarization-sensitive lidar technique at 355 nm....read more
Executive Summary - Final

DEDICAtE, aims to the development of a dual-channel depolarization lidar technique for the derivation of CALIPSO/ADM-Aeolus/EarthCARE-related conversion factors. CALIPSO is capable of retrieving linear particle depolarization ratio at 532 nm in a global scale, providing this well- calibrated product since 2006. Future ESA missions EarthCARE and ADM-Aeolus are based on the employment of the High Spectral Resolution polarization-sensitive lidar technique at 355 nm. Dual-wavelength polarization observations are needed for relating long-term observations of dust particles of CALIOP at 532 nm with ATLID at 355 nm.