Case Studies

Our instruments are able to detect various atmospheric features including the planetary boundary layer (PBL) heights, cloud heights, cloud bases, in
addition to distinguishing aerosol types and mass concentration. The extensive list of data products includes the following:

Normalized relative backscatter (NRB) Depolarization ratio Particle type Mass concentration Extinction coefficient Vertical backscatter Aerosol optical depth (AOD)/LiDAR ratio Signal to noise ratio (SNR) Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) Cloud top/bottom Weather data, including temperature, humidity, wind, and pressure/rain (with the weather station option installed) Custom third party integrations

Micro Pulse LiDAR Delivers Accurate PBL

Spanning a 15-month period, researchers from Harvard University, Boston University and Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc., joined together to test the performance of atmospheric transport models to improve estimates of urban air pollution and GHG emissions.


Micro Pulse LiDAR Measures Aerosols Caused by Biomass Burning

Researchers at the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility on the remote island of Ascension, operated by the U.S. Department of Energy, collected data for 16 months to better understand vertical extent and movement of airborne particles caused by traditional biomass burning in southern Africa.


Micro Pulse LiDAR Enhances Global Aviation Safety

Météo France, at the request of the Toulouse Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC), continuously monitors the atmosphere in France with a network of depolarized Mini Micro Pulse LiDAR sensors for possible air-traffic interruptions.


Tracking Air Pollution with Micro Pulse LiDAR

Researchers at the Institute of Urban Meteorology (IUM) in Beijing, China, used data captured with Mini Micro Pulse LiDAR (MiniMPL), Doppler LiDAR and radiometers to show how air pollutants are distributed and what occurs during heavy smog events.


Micro Pulse LiDAR Enables Automatic Aerosol Characterization

The Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSLab) at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in Spain use a Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) instrument to trace pollen dispersion in the atmosphere in real time. 


Micro Pulse LiDAR Monitors Air Quality at Mining Sites in Real Time

A research study from Pacific Environment in Sydney, Australia, documents a new approach to real-time air quality monitoring that allows mine operators to better manage on-site dust emissions, reduce unnecessary production stoppages, and improve general air quality in the surrounding area.