THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
Full Name ATmospheric LIDar Status Approved
Instrument Agencies ESA Maturity
Instrument Type Lidars Geometry Nadir-viewing
Instrument Technology Atmospheric lidar Sampling Sounding
Data Access Open Access Data Format HDF5
Measurements and Applications Derivation of cloud and aerosol properties - Measurement of molecular and particle backscatter in Rayleigh, co-polar and cross-polar Mie channels.
Resolution Summary 300 m horizontal (TBC)
Swath Summary
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary Laser at 355 nm
UV (~0.01 µm - ~0.40 µm)
Instrument Measurements
AerosolsAerosol Extinction / Backscatter (column/profile) 
Aerosol optical depth (column/profile) 
Atmospheric Temperature FieldsCloud base height 
Cloud particle properties and profileCloud liquid water (column/profile) 
Precipitation Profile (liquid or solid) 
Cloud ice (LT, HT, LS, HS&M, TC) 
Cloud optical depth 
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud top height 
Instrument Missions
ESA Future Missions - ESA Future Missions (2008 - 2018)
EarthCARE - EarthCARE (2021 - 2024)
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