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[1] More than 130 observation days of the horizontal and vertical extent of Saharan dust intrusions over Europe during the period May 2000 to December 2002 were studied by means of a coordinated lidar network in the frame of the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network (EARLINET). The number of dust events was greatest in late spring, summer, and early(More)
During the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in April– May 2010 multi-wavelength Raman lidar measurements were performed at the CNR-IMAA Atmospheric Observatory (CIAO), whenever weather conditions permitted observations. A methodology both for volcanic layer identification and accurate aerosol typing has been developed. This methodology relies on the(More)
We provide an overview of light detection and ranging (lidar) capability for describing and characterizing desert dust. This paper summarizes lidar techniques, observations, and fallouts of desert dust lidar measurements. The main objective is to provide the scientific community, including nonpractitioners of lidar observations with a reference paper on(More)
Lidar system and radio-soundings were used to validate both air-density and low and high-resolution temperature profiles of the GOMOS instrument onboard ENVISAT-1 satellite. No bias greater than 7% was found for the air-density comparisons with lidar and there is a very strong global agreement. The conditions of the occultations have a large impact on the(More)
The island of Sicily has a long standing tradition in citrus growing. We evaluated the sustainability of orange and lemon orchards, under organic and conventional farming, using an energy, environmental and economic analysis of the whole production cycle by using a life cycle assessment approach. These orchard systems differ only in terms of a few of the(More)
A relevant research issue in naturalistic studies is related to analysis and evaluation of the huge data recorded during the experiment. A procedure to identify critical events of PTW is presented and tested using parameters measured or derived by GPS. Raw measures of speed, position and time are copied directly from the data string stored by the GPS in(More)
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