Future advanced muli-wavelength space-borne lidar feasability study/
The ESA-STSE study ICAROHS explored the potential improvements and benefits of novel multi-wavelength High Spectral Resolution Lidar (HSRL) technology combined with innovative retrieval methods for future satellite missions.
The main objectives of ICAROHS were:
- Delivery of quality-controlled and validated retrieval algorithms for primary geophysical products as backscatter and extinction profiles, lidar ratio profile, aerosol classification.
- Validated aerosol microphysical products inversion from spaceborne multi-λ HSRL, as effective radius, refractive index, aerosol layer structure and height.
- Recommendations for future single and multi-λ HSRL instruments which meet the accuracy requirements of current aerosol-climate interaction modelling.
- Creation of realistic simulated test scenes based on airborne HSRL & in-situ data using SAMUM 1 & 2, EUCAARI and volcanic ash observations.
The project concluded in 2011 and involved KNMI, DLR, and IFZ Liepzig)