ITaRS

The last years have brought a rapid development in instrumental techniques, i.e. lidar, radar, radiometry, that have great potential to monitor atmospheric composition and dynamics in unprecedented detail. Such instrumentation is urgently needed to address important topics related to climate change, numerical weather forecasting, and atmospheric pollution. In this context, …

Atmospheric aerosol radiative effects

The effect of atmospheric aerosol properties on solar and infrarred radiation is crucial for climate model estimates, which are key for the development of strategic plans for climate change mitigation and for policymakers worldwide. Vertically-resolved aerosol properties obtained with remote sensors such as lidar systems are fundamental in this sense. …

Polarimetric channels

The use of the lidar depolarization technique has proven to be a valuable tool for atmospheric sciences. Regarding aerosol characterization, the depolarization information has been widely used for aerosol typing when combined with other optical properties. In this sense, it can also be very useful in the retrieval of the …