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Airborne Compact Raman Lidar (CRL) Water Vapor and Temperature Profiles


Compact Raman Lidar (CRL) measurements of water vapor and temperature profiles from the University of Wyoming King Air (UWKA) aircraft during the Chequamegon Heterogeneous Ecosystem Energy-balance Study Enabled by a High-density Extensive Array of Detectors (CHEESEHEAD) project IOPs are provided.  The three IOP periods are July 9-13, Aug 20-23, and Sep 24-29. During these IOPs, UWKA conducted pre-defined cross-wind legs at ~400 m and 100 m the ground around the central tall tower site (45.9459, -90.2723; 470 m). Due to the limitations of CRL overlaps, data from 100m legs are challenging to process. Thus, only water vapor and temperature profiles from the 400-m legs are archived here. 

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Data Quality final
  • 1.0 (2020-04-17)
  • 2.0 (2020-05-27):

    The King Air locations have been corrected in Version 2.0.

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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2019-07-09 14:09:10
End datetime 2019-09-29 21:21:23

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 46.10, Minimum (South) Latitude: 45.80
Minimum (West) Longitude: -90.45, Maximum (East) Longitude: -89.90

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

Wang, Z. 2020. Airborne Compact Raman Lidar (CRL) Water Vapor and Temperature Profiles. Version 2.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 03 Dec 2020.

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