Micro Pulse LiDAR
Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) instruments help scientists, meteorologists and air quality professionals monitor clouds and aerosols to better understand the structure of our atmosphere. MPL’s long-range capabilities and high quality signal increase efficiency and accuracy of the data capture process for improved atmospheric mapping. Designed for NASA, MPL uses eye safe lasers, precision photon counting electronics, and built-in data analysis to deliver a rich source of atmospheric feature information for uncovering changes in our environment.
What is Micro Pulse LiDAR
Since 1997, providing fast, reliable, high-resolution aerosol measurements from the ground to the troposphere
Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) is a powerful, sophisticated, yet compact and affordable, laser remote sensing system providing continuous, unattended monitoring of the profiles and optical properties of clouds and aerosols in the atmosphere. Adapted by NASA to measure aerosol, cloud vertical structure, and boundary layer heights, MPL is still the only LiDAR approved for use in NASA's MPLNET network.
Case Study: Meteo France
To address the need for better information about volcanic ash events, the Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) asked Météo-France (MF), the French national meteorological service, for help. Read how Météo-France set out to determine the best method of providing accurate information about the size and concentration of volcanic particles from the ground up to a minimum of 12 km altitude.
Case Study: IUM, Beijing
Read how the Institute of Urban Meteorology (IUM) is collecting data with two Mini Micro Pulse LiDAR instruments in an effort to better understand, forecast and mitigate atmospheric haze, i.e., air pollution. The study explains how combining data from multiple instruments is enhancing results.
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