Recent lidar measurement of Polly-XT at TROPOS. Dark/bluish colors depict rather low aerosol concentrations, whereas yellow and red colors are an indication for aerosol and cloud layers, respectively. Homogeneous blue areas denote periods when the lidar could not measure due to rain or fog.
Observations of lidar and cloud radar at TROPOS
Remote-sensing techniques are applied at TROPOS to continuously measure the distribution of aerosol particles and clouds in the atmospheric column above Leipzig.
Lidar (light detection and ranging) observations provide detailed insights into the distribution of aerosol particles in the atmospheric column above Leipzig. At TROPOS, such measurements are continually done with the lidar system PollyXT.
A full overview on the worldwide measurements of PollyXTcan be found here.