This document summarises the work carried out under the ATLAS project. The main objective of ATLAS was to develop suite of (mainly) lidar based algorithms for cloud and aerosol retrievals specifically for the EarthCARE lidar.
The structure of this document is as follows. The following Introduction section supplies a brief background to the EarthCARE mission and the ATmospheric LIDar (ATLID) instrument. The subsequent sections present a summary of the Algorithm developed during the course of the project. An additional section describes work carried out during the project that is not connected with any one specific algorithm but instead falls into the category of “L2 System Support”.
DP Donovan, GJ van Zadelhoff, S Berthier. Final Report ATLAS ATLID Algorithms and Level 2 System Aspects
2011, ESA, 2011