The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) has developed an
automated-dual-wavelength-polarization lider network in the East Asian
region. As of August 2007, 15 lidars are operated continuously in Japan,
Korea, China, Mongolia, and Thailand. All observation results are transferred
to NIES, and quicklook figures are drawn up within 1 hour of each observation.
Such figures are available in lidar group's web site (http:www-lider.nies.go.jp).
A lidar in Tsukuba is the oldest one in the network, and has been operated
since 1996. It can detect all aerosol layers in the lower/middle troposphere,
and clouds up to the tropopause. Data can be utilized in the studies of
radiation budget, climatologies of cloud/aerosol, detection of outflow
from continents and so on.
Latitude: 36.05 N
Longitude: 140.12 E
Elevation: 29 m a.s.l.
Link to NIES !!
(National Institute for Environmental Studies)