Marine aerosols with LIDAR and photometer

Updated 2002-02-14

Situated in the Arctic Ocean the planetary boundary layer over Ny Ålesund is dominated by marine aerosols. Hight and time variation of boundary layer aerosols are examined with the tropospheric lidar system in Ny Ålesund. To determine the aerosol and its optical properties more exactly information from more wavelenghts are necessary as the sun-photometer at the Koldewey Station can provide. First combined evaluation of photometer and LIDAR data during the ASTAR-campaign in spring 2000 demonstrated feasibility and advantages of this method for the free troposphere. Furthermore this method is to be applied on boundary layer aerosol to research also its optical properties.

Time frame

Project time span
2002 - 2050
Data collection
2002 -
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Roland Neuber
Alfred Wegener Institute Foundation for Polar and Marine Research Telegrafenberg A43 14473 Potsdam Germany
+49 331 288 2129
+49 331 288 2178
Other project contacts
Andreas Herber,

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled


Regions studied
Climate change effects
Climate change effects

Data availability

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science

Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

Network for the Detection of Stratospheric Change (NDSC)

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