Abstract

NOAA’s data base for aerosol backscattering at λ = 10.6 μm since May 1981, in Boulder, Colorado, is presented together with seasonally averaged profiles and statistical analyses. Studies of the El Chichón event are included.

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  1. M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).
  3. M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).
  4. T. R. Lawrence, “Comparison of the Observed Antenna Gain Properties of the NOAA Lidar with Theory,” in Technical Digest, 2nd Topical Meeting on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper TuB1.
  5. R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).
  6. G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  7. W. L. Eberhard, “Eye-Safe Tracking of Oil Fog Plumes by UV Lidar,” Appl. Opt. 22, 2282 (1983).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. A. Deepak, G. S. Kent, G. K. Yue, “Atmospheric Backscatter Model Development for CO2 Wavelengths,” NASA Contractor Report 3638, contract NAS8-34427 (1982).
  9. D. J. Hofmann, J. M. Rosen, “Stratospheric Sulfuric Acid Fraction and Mass Estimate for the 1982 Volcanic Eruption of El Chichón,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 313 (1983).
    [CrossRef]
  10. F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.
  11. F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

1983 (4)

M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

W. L. Eberhard, “Eye-Safe Tracking of Oil Fog Plumes by UV Lidar,” Appl. Opt. 22, 2282 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Hofmann, J. M. Rosen, “Stratospheric Sulfuric Acid Fraction and Mass Estimate for the 1982 Volcanic Eruption of El Chichón,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 313 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (2)

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

1972 (1)

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

Abreu, L. W.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Chetwynd, J. H.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Clough, S. A.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Deepak, A.

A. Deepak, G. S. Kent, G. K. Yue, “Atmospheric Backscatter Model Development for CO2 Wavelengths,” NASA Contractor Report 3638, contract NAS8-34427 (1982).

Derr, V. E.

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

Eberhard, W. L.

Fenn, R. W.

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Gallery, W. O.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Garing, J. S.

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

Hall, F. F.

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

Hardesty, R. M.

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

Hofmann, D. J.

D. J. Hofmann, J. M. Rosen, “Stratospheric Sulfuric Acid Fraction and Mass Estimate for the 1982 Volcanic Eruption of El Chichón,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 313 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Jakosky, B. M.

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, D. B.

M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).

Kent, G. S.

A. Deepak, G. S. Kent, G. K. Yue, “Atmospheric Backscatter Model Development for CO2 Wavelengths,” NASA Contractor Report 3638, contract NAS8-34427 (1982).

Kniezys, F. X.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Lawrence, T. R.

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. R. Lawrence, “Comparison of the Observed Antenna Gain Properties of the NOAA Lidar with Theory,” in Technical Digest, 2nd Topical Meeting on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper TuB1.

Lerfald, G. M.

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

McClatchey, R. A.

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

Morrow, J. F.

M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).

Post, M. J.

M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

Richter, R. A.

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

M. J. Post, F. F. Hall, R. A. Richter, T. R. Lawrence, “Aerosol Backscattering Profiles at λ = 10.6 μm,” Appl. Opt. 21, 2442 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

Rosen, J. M.

D. J. Hofmann, J. M. Rosen, “Stratospheric Sulfuric Acid Fraction and Mass Estimate for the 1982 Volcanic Eruption of El Chichón,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 313 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Sanders, R. W.

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Selby, J. E. A.

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Shettle, E. P.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

Thomas, G. E.

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Volz, F. E.

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

West, R. A.

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Yue, G. K.

A. Deepak, G. S. Kent, G. K. Yue, “Atmospheric Backscatter Model Development for CO2 Wavelengths,” NASA Contractor Report 3638, contract NAS8-34427 (1982).

AFCRL-72-0497 (1)

R. A. McClatchey, R. W. Fenn, J. E. A. Selby, F. E. Volz, J. S. Garing, “Optical Properties of the Atmosphere (Revised),” AFCRL-72-0497 (1972).

Appl. Opt. (2)

Geophys. Res. Lett. (2)

G. E. Thomas, B. M. Jakosky, R. A. West, R. W. Sanders, “Satellite Limb-Scanning Thermal Infrared Observations of the El Chichón Stratospheric Aerosol: First Results,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 997 (1983).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Hofmann, J. M. Rosen, “Stratospheric Sulfuric Acid Fraction and Mass Estimate for the 1982 Volcanic Eruption of El Chichón,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 10, 313 (1983).
[CrossRef]

NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1)

M. J. Post, J. F. Morrow, D. B. Jensen, “beta: A Program for Calculating and Archiving Backscattering Profiles Taken with the NOAA Coherent Lidar System,” NOAA Technical Memorandum, ERL WPL-113 (1983).

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, R. M. Hardesty, T. R. Lawrence, F. F. Hall, “NOAA’s Pulsed, Coherent, IR Doppler Lidar—Characteristics and Data,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 300, 60 (1982).

Other (4)

T. R. Lawrence, “Comparison of the Observed Antenna Gain Properties of the NOAA Lidar with Theory,” in Technical Digest, 2nd Topical Meeting on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1983), paper TuB1.

A. Deepak, G. S. Kent, G. K. Yue, “Atmospheric Backscatter Model Development for CO2 Wavelengths,” NASA Contractor Report 3638, contract NAS8-34427 (1982).

F. F. Hall, M. J. Post, R. A. Richter, G. M. Lerfald, V. E. Derr, “lowtran 6 Subroutine for Cirrus Cloud Transmittance from the Ultraviolet to the Infrared,” accepted for publication in Appl. Opt.

F. X. Kniezys, E. P. Shettle, W. O. Gallery, J. H. Chetwynd, L. W. Abreu, J. E. A. Selby, S. A. Clough, R. W. Fenn, “lowtran6,” AFGL Environmental Research Paper 846, AFGL-TR-83-0187 (1983).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Present system’s sensitivity profiles for Boulder.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Seasonally averaged profiles for early data.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Seasonally averaged profiles for later data, including stratospheric returns.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Cumulative probability plot for winter, 1983.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Sulfuric acid cloud of El Chichón and its temporal behavior in the stratosphere.

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