Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment

Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) is an airborne autonomous DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system developed to measure water vapor, aerosol, and cloud profiles. These measurements can be used in various atmospheric investigations, including studies of air mass modification, latent heat flux, the water vapor component of the hydrologic cycle, and atmospheric transport using water vapor as a tracer of atmospheric motions. The simultaneous measurement of aerosol and cloud distributions can provide important information on atmospheric structure and transport, and many meteorological parameters can also be inferred from these data.

Disciplines:   Aerosols Clouds Tropospheric Composition Field Campaigns
Collection Disciplines Spatial Temporal
LASE_AFWEX_1
Lidar Atmopheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the ARM-FIRE Water Vapor Experiment (AFWEX)
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(34.8, 38.5), (-115.8, -95.5)
Temporal Coverage:
2000-11-27 - 2000-12-11
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
6 or 9 seconds
LASE_CAMEX3_1
Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the Convection And Moisture Experiment (CAMEX-3)
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(14.1, 39), (-85.9, -63)
Temporal Coverage:
1998-08-21 - 1998-09-23
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
3 Seconds
LASE_SGP97_1
Lidar Atmopheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the Southern Great Plains (SGP97) Field Experiment
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(34.24, 38.28), (-98.36, -96.88)
Temporal Coverage:
1997-07-11 - 1997-07-17
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
3 Seconds
LASE_SOLVE_1
Lidar Atmopheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the SAGE III Ozone Loss and Validation Experiment (SOLVE)
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(36.6, 89.3), (-121.5, 126)
Temporal Coverage:
1999-11-30 - 2000-03-15
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
6 or 9 seconds
LASE_TARFOX_1
Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Data Obtained During the Tropospheric Aerosol Radiative Forcing Observational Experiment (TARFOX)
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(32.1, 39.4), (-77.4, -64.5)
Temporal Coverage:
1996-07-14 - 1996-07-26
Temporal Resolution Range:
1 second - < 1 minute
Temporal Resolution:
3 Seconds
LASE_VALIDATION_1
Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) Validation
Aerosols,  Clouds,  Tropospheric Composition,  Field Campaigns Spatial Coverage:
(28.71, 42.86), (-85.74, -62.66)
Temporal Coverage:
1995-09-08 - 1995-09-27
Temporal Resolution:
3 Seconds