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Knobelspiesse et al. 2020

Knobelspiesse, K., H.M.J. Barbosa, C. Bradley, C. Bruegge, B. Cairns, G. Chen, J. Chowdhary, A. Cook, A. Di Noia, B. van Diedenhoven, D.J. Diner, R. Ferrare, G. Fu, M. Gao, M. Garay, J. Hair, D. Harper, G. van Harten, O. Hasekamp, M. Helmlinger, C. Hostetler, O. Kalashnikova, A. Kupchock, K. Longo De Freitas, H. Maring, J.V. Martins, B. McBride, M. McGill, K. Norlin, A. Puthukkudy, B. Rheingans, J. Rietjens, F.C. Seidel, A. da Silva, M. Smit, S. Stamnes, Q. Tan, S. Val, A. Wasilewski, F. Xu, X. Xu, and J. Yorks, 2020: The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) airborne field campaign. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2183-2208, doi:10.5194/essd-12-2183-2020.

In the fall of 2017, an airborne field campaign was conducted from the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in Palmdale, California, to advance the remote sensing of aerosols and clouds with multi-angle polarimeters (MAP) and lidars. The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) campaign was jointly sponsored by NASA and the Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON). Six instruments were deployed on the ER-2 high-altitude aircraft. Four were MAPs: the Airborne Hyper Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (AirHARP), the Airborne Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (AirMSPI), the Airborne Spectrometer for Planetary EXploration (SPEX airborne), and the Research Scanning Polarimeter (RSP). The remainder were lidars, including the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) and the High Spectral Resolution Lidar 2 (HSRL-2). The southern California base of ACEPOL enabled observation of a wide variety of scene types, including urban, desert, forest, coastal ocean, and agricultural areas, with clear, cloudy, polluted, and pristine atmospheric conditions. Flights were performed in coordination with satellite overpasses and ground-based observations, including the Ground-based Multiangle SpectroPolarimetric Imager (GroundMSPI), sun photometers, and a surface reflectance spectrometer.

ACEPOL is a resource for remote sensing communities as they prepare for the next generation of spaceborne MAP and lidar missions. Data are appropriate for algorithm development and testing, instrument intercomparison, and investigations of active and passive instrument data fusion. They are freely available to the public. The DOI for the primary database is (ACEPOL Science Team, 2017), while for AirMSPI it is and (ACEPOL AirMSPI 75 Science Team, 2017a, b). GroundMSPI data are at (GroundMSPI Science Team, 2017). Table 3 lists further details of these archives. This paper describes ACEPOL for potential data users and also provides an outline of requirements for future field missions with similar objectives.

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  author={Knobelspiesse, K. and Barbosa, H. M. J. and Bradley, C. and Bruegge, C. and Cairns, B. and Chen, G. and Chowdhary, J. and Cook, A. and Di Noia, A. and van Diedenhoven, B. and Diner, D. J. and Ferrare, R. and Fu, G. and Gao, M. and Garay, M. and Hair, J. and Harper, D. and van Harten, G. and Hasekamp, O. and Helmlinger, M. and Hostetler, C. and Kalashnikova, O. and Kupchock, A. and Longo De Freitas, K. and Maring, H. and Martins, J. V. and McBride, B. and McGill, M. and Norlin, K. and Puthukkudy, A. and Rheingans, B. and Rietjens, J. and Seidel, F. C. and da Silva, A. and Smit, M. and Stamnes, S. and Tan, Q. and Val, S. and Wasilewski, A. and Xu, F. and Xu, X. and Yorks, J.},
  title={The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) airborne field campaign},
  journal={Earth Syst. Sci. Data},

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ID  - kn06200a
AU  - Knobelspiesse, K.
AU  - Barbosa, H. M. J.
AU  - Bradley, C.
AU  - Bruegge, C.
AU  - Cairns, B.
AU  - Chen, G.
AU  - Chowdhary, J.
AU  - Cook, A.
AU  - Di Noia, A.
AU  - van Diedenhoven, B.
AU  - Diner, D. J.
AU  - Ferrare, R.
AU  - Fu, G.
AU  - Gao, M.
AU  - Garay, M.
AU  - Hair, J.
AU  - Harper, D.
AU  - van Harten, G.
AU  - Hasekamp, O.
AU  - Helmlinger, M.
AU  - Hostetler, C.
AU  - Kalashnikova, O.
AU  - Kupchock, A.
AU  - Longo De Freitas, K.
AU  - Maring, H.
AU  - Martins, J. V.
AU  - McBride, B.
AU  - McGill, M.
AU  - Norlin, K.
AU  - Puthukkudy, A.
AU  - Rheingans, B.
AU  - Rietjens, J.
AU  - Seidel, F. C.
AU  - da Silva, A.
AU  - Smit, M.
AU  - Stamnes, S.
AU  - Tan, Q.
AU  - Val, S.
AU  - Wasilewski, A.
AU  - Xu, F.
AU  - Xu, X.
AU  - Yorks, J.
PY  - 2020
TI  - The Aerosol Characterization from Polarimeter and Lidar (ACEPOL) airborne field campaign
JA  - Earth Syst. Sci. Data
VL  - 12
SP  - 2183
EP  - 2208
DO  - 10.5194/essd-12-2183-2020
ER  -

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