This session invites contributions on the latest developments and results in lidar remote sensing of the atmosphere, covering
• new lidar techniques as well as applications of lidar data for model verification and assimilation,
• ground-based, airborne, and space-borne lidar systems,
• unique research systems as well as networks of instruments,
• lidar observations of aerosols and clouds, thermodynamic parameters and wind, and trace-gases.
Atmospheric lidar technologies have shown significant progress in recent years. While, some years ago, there were only a few research systems, mostly quite complex and difficult to operate on a longer-term basis because a team of experts was continuously required for their operation, advancements in laser transmitter and receiver technologies have resulted in much more rugged systems nowadays, many of which are already operated routinely in networks and some even being automated and commercially available. Consequently, also more and more data sets with very high resolution in range and time are becoming available for atmospheric science, which makes it attractive to consider lidar data not only for case studies but also for extended model comparison statistics and data assimilation. Here, ceilometers provide not only information on the cloud bottom height but also profiles of aerosol and cloud backscatter signals. Scanning Doppler lidars extend the data to horizontal and vertical wind profiles. Raman lidars and high-spectral resolution lidars provide more details than ceilometers and measure particle extinction and backscatter coefficients at multiple wavelengths. Other Raman lidars measure water vapor mixing ratio and temperature profiles. Differential absorption lidars give profiles of absolute humidity or other trace gases (like ozone, NOx, SO2, CO2, methane etc.). Depolarization lidars provide information on the shapes of aerosol and cloud particles. In addition to instruments on the ground, lidars are operated from airborne platforms in different altitudes. Even the first space-borne missions are now in orbit while more are currently in preparation. All these aspects of lidar remote sensing in the atmosphere will be part of this session.

Co-organized as AS5.6/BG1.34/NH6.16/PS5.8
Convener: Andreas Behrendt | Co-conveners: Adolfo Comeron, Paolo Di Girolamo, Doina Nicolae, Andreas Fix
| Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–12:30
Room 0.96
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X1

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Room 0.96

Chairperson: Andreas Behrendt, Doina Nicolae
08:30–08:45 |
Volker Freudenthaler
08:45–09:00 |
Anna Gialitaki, Alexandra Tsekeri, Vassilis Amiridis, Eleni Marinou, Moritz Haarig, Holger Baars, and Albert Ansmann
09:00–09:15 |
Camelia Talianu and Simona Andrei
09:30–09:45 |
Alberto Sorrentino, Michele Piana, and Anna Maria Massone
09:45–10:00 |
| solicited
Rolf Rüfenacht, Maxime Hervo, Lucia Mona, Nikos Papagiannopoulos, Marco Rosoldi, Giuseppe D'Amico, Ina Mattis, Alberto Cazorla, Lucas Alados-Arboledas, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda, Timo H. Virtanen, and Gerrit de Leeuw
10:00–10:15 |
| Highlight
Sibylle von Löwis, Michelle M. Parks, Melissa A. Pfeffer, Throstur Thorsteinsson, Þorsteinn Jóhannsson, Guðrún Nína Petersen, and Þórður Arason
Coffee break
Chairperson: Doina Nicolae, Paolo Di Girolamo
10:45–11:00 |
Thaize Baroni, Praveen Pandey, Jana Preissler, and Colin O'Dowd
Thermodynamics and wind
11:00–11:15 |
| Highlight
Diego Lange, Andreas Behrendt, Shravan Kumar Muppa, and Volker Wulfmeyer
11:15–11:30 |
| solicited
| Highlight
Alexandre Baron, Patrick Chazette, and Julien Totems
11:30–11:45 |
Shravan Kumar Muppa, Andreas Behrendt, Florian Späth, Simon Metzendorf, Alan Brewer, and Volker Wulfmeyer
11:45–12:00 |
Gerhard Peters, Hans-Jürgen Kirtzel, and Piet Markmann
Radiative forcing and climate
12:00–12:15 |
| solicited
| Highlight
Simone Lolli, Tony Landi, James Campbell, and Gelsomina Pappalardo
12:15–12:30 |
Erica K. Dolinar, Scott C. Ozog, Simone Lolli, John E. Yorks, and James R. Campbell