Dataset Title RMR Lidar observations of the atmosphere from Andoya research station in Norway
Dataset Purpose The RMR lidar is used to study temperatures in the middle atmosphere, aerosol layers in the stratosphere, polar stratospheric clouds in the lower stratosphere in winter and noctilucent clouds in the mesopause region in summer. 
Dataset Abstract The RMR-Lidar has been installed on the island of Andøya as part of the ALOMAR. It has been a cooperation of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, the University of Bonn, the Service d'aéronomi of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Verrières-le-Buisson (France) and the University College London (Great Britain).
Acquisition Methodology The RMR-lidar employs a pair of injection-seeded Nd:YAG lasers, each with a total output of 150 MW peak power at the three emitted wavelengths 1064nm, 532nm, and 355nm. Backscattered light is collected by two 1.8 m diameter telescopes, which can be tilted up to 30° of zenith. Moreover each telescope covers an azimuth range of 90° in such a way that one is able to access the north-to-west quadrant, the other one the south-to-east quadrant. Tilting the telescopes of the twin-lidar allows to measure wind in two different directions simultaneously. The ALOMAR RMR-lidar is capable to operate under all day light conditions.
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Access Constraints It is a cooperation of the Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics, the University of Bonn, the Service d'aéronomi of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Verrières-le-Buisson (France) and the University College London (Great Britain). The data is not available through IPSL, to access the data contact the Investigator. 
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Keywords Lidar, atmosphere, Alomar research station, aerosols, clouds
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Project short Name ASC
Project long Name Andøya Space Center
URL http://www.rocketrange.no/
Description ASC supports sounding rocket and balloon operations both at Andøya and at Svalbard, and is host to a large array of ground based scientific instruments. ASC also owns and operates the ALOMAR lidar observatory located at the top of the nearby mountain – Ramnan (380 m above sea level). Our clients include ESA, NASA, JAXA as well as national and international universities and institutes. The range employs electronic, explosive, and safety experts among other specialists and an administration. ASC is a limited company owned 90% by the Department of Trade and Industry, and 10% by Kongsberg Defence Systems.
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Full Name Hauchecorne  Alain
Email Alain.Hauchecorne@latmos.ipsl.fr
Phone +33(0)180285024
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Organism short Name LATMOS
Organism long Name Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales
URL http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/
Description LATMOS is an associated research laboratory, created on January 1st, 2009. The research objectives of LATMOS fall into two main themes: Physics and Chemistry of Earth environment and Solar system (planets, small bodies in the solar system, solar wind) and Sun-Earth interactions.
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Address (Line1)  LATMOS / UVSQ / CNRS,   11,boulevard d'Alembert B2304
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City Guyancourt
Postal Code 78280
Country France
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Category AEROSOL PARTICLE PROPERTIES
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Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERE/CLOUD/CLOUD DROPLET SIZE/DISTRIBUTION
Parameter Particle size distribution (Polar stratospheric clouds-particle size distribution)
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Category EARTH SCIENCE/ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE/AIR TEMPERATURE
Parameter Atmospheric temperature (T)
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Reference Title Size distribution time series of a polar stratospheric cloud observed above Arctic Lidar Observatory for Middle Atmosphere Research (ALOMAR) (69 N) and analyzed from multiwavelength lidar measurements during winter 2005
Authors Jumelet J., S. Bekki, C. David, P. Keckhut, and G. Baumgarten
Publication Date 2009-01-22
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Volume 114
Issue D02202
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Publisher Journal of Geophysical Research
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DOI 10.1029/2008JD010119
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Multimedia ALOMAR lidar measurements of polar stratospheric clouds
Caption ALOMAR lidar measurements of polar stratospheric clouds
Description Time series of the RRT (Rotational Raman Technique) temperature between 15:00 and 20:00 UTC time on 6 December 2005 integrated over (a) 30 min and (b) 60 min. (c) Temperature difference between the 30-min RRT and the PTU (Pressure, temperature, humidity) temperature measurements. The PTU radiosonde reached the PSC altitude at around 16:00 UTC (Modified from Jumelet, et al. 2009)
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Site Name ALOMAR observatory
Location NORWAY
Detailed Location  The lidar is located in the ALOMAR observatory (362 m asl) near Andoya (Northern Noway), which embodies many special features for this instrument and which is an entirely Norwegian effort led by the Andøya Rocket Range (Andenes, Norway)
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Platform long Name In Situ Land-based Platforms
Instrument short Name RNR LIDAR
Instrument long Name The Rayleigh/Mie/Raman Lidar
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Instrument Description The ALOMAR instrumentation covers all atmospheric layers from the troposphere to the lower thermosphere
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Southern latitude 69 degrees
Northern latitude 69 degrees
Western longitude 16 degrees
Eastern longitude 16 degrees
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Maximum Altitude 200 km
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