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Standard Operating Procedures and Measurement Guidelines for ACTRIS Aerosol column and profile variables

Below is a list of measurement guidelines and the standard operating procedures (SOPs) used for aerosol profile and column measurements within ACTRIS. The SOPs provides guidelines for good measurement practice. The methodologies, guidelines and SOPs are also recommended within EARLINET and GAW.

Component Category Description Access to documents and reports
AOD Measurement guidelines WMO/GAW Aerosol Measurement procedures, guidelines and recommendations, including a chapter on measuring the aerosol optical depth by filter radiometer GAW report No. 153
AOD Measurement guidelines PFR manual, containing description of data analysis and quality assurance. Precision Filter Radiometer Documentation
Profile of Aerosol Backscattering and Extinction Measurement guidelines WMO/GAW Aerosol Measurement procedures, guidelines and recommendations, including a chapter on measuring the profile of aerosol backscatter and extinction by lidar. GAW report No. 153
Profile of Aerosol Backscattering and Extinction Check-up procedures Lidar internal checkup procedures: telecover measurements, Rayleigh fit, dark and zero-bin measurements, data submission format. Lidar quality-assurance internal checkups
Profile of Aerosol Backscattering and Extinction Check-up procedures Procedure for assessing the effects of polarising optics on the signal of typcial lidar systems and for measuring calibrated linear depolarization ratios Depolarization measurements and calibration, V. Freudenthaler AMT (2016) and supplement
Profile of Aerosol Backscattering and Extinction
Check-up procedures Single Calculus Chain procedure for automatic cloud detection, aerosol layer detection, and calculation of uncertainties in aerosol optical products derived from raw lidar signals.
Assessment of lidar calculus subsystems