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Metadata Updated: December 7, 2023

The NAMMA Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) dataset used the LASE system using the Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system was operated during the NASA African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analyses (NAMMA) campaign to gather water vapor mixing ratio and aerosol scattering ratio (815 nm) profiles. Other derived parameters include: relative humidity, equivalent potential temperature, virtual potential temperature, precipitable water vapor profiles, aerosol backscatter, aerosol extinction, and aerosol optical thickness profiles (815 nm). Aerosol data are reported as atmospheric scattering ratios on a logarithmic scale. Water vapor data are reported as mixing ratios (g/kg) on both a linear and logarithmic scale. LASE was operated from the NASA DC-8 aircraft during 14 NAMMA campaign flights between August 15 and September 12, 2006.

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Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date December 1, 2022
Metadata Updated Date December 7, 2023
Identifier C1979887067-GHRC_DAAC
Data First Published 2006-06-01
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2022-05-19
Category NAMMA, geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 026:00
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Citation Browell, Edward V, Syed Ismail, Richard A Ferrare, Susan Kooi, Anthony Notari, Carolyn Butler, Sharon Burton and Marta Fenn.2006. NAMMA LIDAR ATMOSPHERIC SENSING EXPERIMENT (LASE) indicate subset used. Dataset available online from the NASA Global Hydrometeorology Resource Center DAAC, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.A. DOI:
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Temporal 2006-08-15T03:25:21Z/2006-09-12T19:07:37Z

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