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CSIR South Africa mobile LIDAR—First scientific results: comparison with satellite, sun photometer and model simulations

M. Tesfaye, W. Alemu, D. Moema, A. Sharma, C. Bollig, G. Mengistu, V. Sivakumar
South African Journal of Science | Vol 105, No 11/12 | a141 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajs.v105i11/12.141 | © 2010 M. Tesfaye, W. Alemu, D. Moema, A. Sharma, C. Bollig, G. Mengistu, V. Sivakumar | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 02 February 2010 | Published: 02 February 2010

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M. Tesfaye, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa., South Africa
W. Alemu, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Department of Physics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia., South Africa
D. Moema, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa., South Africa
A. Sharma, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa., South Africa
C. Bollig, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa., South Africa
G. Mengistu, Department of Physics, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia., Ethiopia
V. Sivakumar, National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, P.O. Box 395, Pretoria 0001, South Africa. Department of Geography, Geoinformatics and Meteorology, University of Pretoria, Lynnwood Road, Pretoria 0001, South Africa., South Africa

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Abstract

We present the first scientific results from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research–National Laser Centre (CSIR-NLC) mobile LIght Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) and its validation and comparison with other ground-based and space-borne measurements. The LIDAR results are compared with aerosol extinction measurements from the Stratosphere Aerosol Gas Experiment (SAGE) II, optical depth derived from sun photometers employed under the AErosol RObotic NETwork (AERONET) and backscatter coefficients simulated from weather balloon humidity measurements.

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