2018 Winter short-course

Shourt-course on Lidar, Aeronet and Cloud-aerosol interaction

Universidade de São Paulo & Universidad de Granada

24 August 2018


Institute of Physics, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rua do Matão, 1371
05508-090 São Paulo – SP

The course will take place on the Main building, Room 210, Wing 2. On this map of the campus, the physics institute is #27:

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J.L. Guerrero-Rascado research focuses on atmospheric physics, atmospheric aerosol, radiative transfer, clouds, and aerosol-cloud interactions. He has a strong experimental background, highlighting lidars and sun-photometers. He has an M. Sc. in Geophysics and Meteorology (2007), an M. Sc. in Methods and Advanced Techniques in Physics in (2008), and a PhD (cum laude per unanimity, 2008) from the University of Granada. He had postdoc positions at the Univeristy of Granada, and also in Portugal, Brazil and Colombia, and since 2014 has an Excellence Research Contract with the Andalusian Institute for Earth System Research, of the University of Granada. He participated as investigator in 7 field campaigns in Spain, Italy and Portugal, and has taken part in 28 research funded international/national projects. He has published 59 articles, with 764 citations, and already supervised more than 10 graduate students.

Course material:

Lecture notes: Attach:Lidar_aeronet_ACI_minicurso.pdf

Suggested reading:

  • KOVALEV, V.A, EICHINGER, W.E. Elastic Lidar. Wiley Interscience, New Jersey, 2004. Chapters 3 and 4 (elastic lidar), Chapters 5 (klett technique), 6 (uncertainties) and 7 (review on particle lidar ratio and impact).
  • WEITKAMP, C., Lidar. Range-resolved optical remote sensing of the Atmosphere, Springer, New York, 2005. Chapter 2 (introduction polarization and some cloud applications), Chapter 7 (Klett-Fernald), Chapter 9 (Raman).
  • Ansmann, A., U. Wandinger, M. Riebesell, C. Weitkamp, and W. Michaelis, Independent measurement of extinction and backscatter profiles in cirrus clouds by using a combined Raman elastic-backscatter lidar, Appl. Opt., 31, 7113-7131 (1992)
  • Freudenthaler, V., Linné, H., Chaikovski, A., Rabus, D., and Groß, S.: EARLINET lidar quality assurance tools, Atmos. Meas. Tech. Discuss.,, in review, 2018.
  • Tesche, M., A. Ansmann, D. Müller, D. Althausen, R. Engelmann, V. Freudenthaler, and S. Groß (2009), Vertically resolved separation of dust and smoke over Cape Verde using multiwavelength Raman and polarization lidars during Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment 2008, J. Geophys. Res., 114, D13202,