A ground-based UV-polarisation lidar was deployed to infer cloud droplet sizes and droplet number concentrations near the cloud base of cumulus clouds over Ascension Island. The measurements were part of the 2016 en 2017 ASCII campaigns to study aerosol-cloud interactions in the stratocumulus to cumulus transition zone of the southeast Atlantic Ocean. Measurements of uncalibrated attenuated backscatter were acquired at 30 seconds and 15 meters resolution.


Dataset name cesar_uvlidar_ascension_island_attenuated_backscatter
Dataset version 1.0
Status completed
Last metadata update March 31, 2023, 08:13 (UTC)
Update frequency notPlanned
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.21944/5qqy-0c37
License https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
North bound latitude -7.969
East bound longitude -14.394
South bound latitude -7.969
West bound longitude -14.394
Dataset edition 1.0
Dataset manager Martin de Graaf
Maintainer KNMI Data Services
Publication timestamp 2023-01-26T00:00:00Z
Reference system identifier EPSG4326
Dataset start time 2016-09-03
Dataset end time 2017-09-10
Identifier urn:xkdc:ds:nl.knmi::cesar_uvlidar_ascension_island_attenuated_backscatter/1.0/
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.21944/5qqy-0c37
Lineage statement Converted from the high-resolution Leosphere ASCII files from the CESAR (Cabauw, The Netherlands) Leosphere ALS-450 lidar, relocated to WideAwake airfield, Ascension Island.
Use limitation No use limitations
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