Datastream : HSRL

High Spectral Resolution Lidar

Active Dates
2011.01.21 - 2017.02.17

Measurement Categories
Aerosols, Cloud Properties

Originating Instrument
High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL)


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Measurement Units Variable
Altitude above mean sea level m alt
Attenuated molecular return 1/(m sr) atten_beta_r_backscat ( time, range )
Attenuated molecular return 1/(m sr) atten_beta_r_backscatter ( time, range )
Base time in Epoch seconds since 1970-1-1 0:00:00 0:00 base_time
Particulate extinction cross section per unit volume 1/m beta_a ( time, range )
Particulate backscatter cross section per unit volume 1/(m sr) beta_a_backscat ( time, range )
Particulate backscatter cross section per unit volume 1/(m sr) beta_a_backscatter ( time, range )
Standard deviation of backscatter cross section (photon counting) 1/(m sr) beta_a_backscatter_std ( time, range )
Cross polarization dark count counts c_pol_dark_count ( time, range )
Calibration times cal_time ( cal_time )
Calibration time vector unitless cal_time_vector ( cal_time, time_vector )
Times of calibration changes unitless cal_times ( calibration, time_vector )
Trigger of calibration change unitless cal_trigger ( calibration )
High gain combined photon counts counts combined_counts_hi ( time, range )
Low gain combined photon counts counts combined_counts_lo ( time, range )
High gain combined dark count counts combined_dark_count_hi ( time, range )
Low gain combined dark count counts combined_dark_count_lo ( time, range )
Combined gain factor unitless combined_gain ( cal_time )
Combined merge threshold unitless combined_merge_threshold ( calibration )
Cross polarized photon counts counts cross_counts ( time, range )
Circular depolarization ratio for particulate unitless depol ( time, range )
Raob dewpoint temperature profile K dewpoint_profile ( calibration, range )
Laser frequency quality unitless frequency_quality ( time )
Overlap correction unitless geo_cor ( calibration, range )
North latitude degree_N lat
Aerosol in molecular calibration unitless lidar_calibration_Cam ( cal_time, range )
Molecular in combined calibration unitless lidar_calibration_Cmc ( cal_time, range )
Molecular in molecular calibration unitless lidar_calibration_Cmm ( calibration, range )
Laser lock quality unitless lock_quality ( time )
East longitude degree_E lon
Molecular calibration pulse counts mol_cal_pulse ( time )
Molecular dark count counts mol_dark_count ( time, range )
Molecular photon counts counts molecular_counts ( time, range )
Number of seeded shots counts num_seeded_shots ( time )
Optical depth of particulate unitless od ( time, range )
Piezovoltage V piezovoltage ( time )
Raob pressure profile hPa pressure_profile ( calibration, range )
Profile mask unitless profile_mask ( time, range )
Quality Mask unitless qc_mask ( time, range )
Height above lidar m range ( range )
Range resolution m range_resolution
Raob molecular scattering cross section per unit volume 1/m raob_beta_m ( cal_time, range )
Radiosonde station ID unitless raob_station ( cal_time, sondenamelength )
Radiosonde launch time raob_time ( cal_time )
Radiosonde launch time offset s raob_time_offset ( calibration )
Radiosonde launch time vector unitless raob_time_vector ( cal_time, time_vector )
Laser seeding quality unitless seed_quality ( time )
Std dev of backscat cross section (photon counting) 1/(m sr) std_beta_a_backscat ( time, range )
Raob temperature profile K temperature_profile ( calibration, range )
Time offset from midnight time ( time )
Time averaging width s time_average
Time offset from base_time time_offset ( time )
Sounding maximum altitude m top_alt_sounding ( calibration )
Transmitted energy J transmitted_energy ( time )


North Slope Alaska
NSAC1 Browse DataCentral Facility, Barrow AK
ARM Mobile Facility
ACXM1 Browse DataOff the Coast of California - NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown; AMF2
AWRM1 Browse DataMcMurdo Station Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica; AMF2
GANM1 Browse DataGan Airport, Gan Island, Maldives; AMF2
MAGM1 Browse DataLos Angeles, CA to Honolulu, HI - container ship Horizon Spirit; AMF2
SBSS1 Browse DataSteamboat Springs CO, Thunderhead Lodge
TMPM1 Browse DataU. of Helsinki Research Station (SMEAR II), Hyytiala, Finland; AMF2


Edwin Eloranta
University of Wisconsin
(608) 262-7327

Joseph Garcia
University of Wisconsin
data analysis
(608) 263-7937

Brian Ermold
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
(509) 375-2277

John Goldsmith
Sandia National Laboratories
(925) 294-2432