Na Lidar

The Na Lidar is operated on a campaign basis, typically 3-4 times per year, with 2-3 weeks per campaign. Raw photon count data are processed off-line and preliminary results are shown here. The summary for each campaign are listed in the following table.

Click on the campain period on the left or in the table to see the list of nights and contour plots of the campaign.

ALO Lidar Data Summary
Campaigns Total Nights Total Hours Average CPS*
2014 May 5 43.9 709
2014 Aug-Sep 18 130.8 764
2015 Jan-Feb 16 96.4 559
2015 Apr 14 101.9 556
2015 Jul 11 65.3 554
2015 Nov 8 69.6 700
2016 Feb-Mar 19 96.7 540
2016 June 6 66.0 760
2016 Oct-Nov 16 91.4 582
2017 Apr 8 50.8 609
2017 Nov 9 57.0 299
2017 Dec 12 70.7 213
2018 Jan 12 103.5 329
Total 154 1043.8  

* CPS - Counts Per Shot, a measure of the signal level, hence the data quality. This is averaged from the median CPS values from each night.

Monthly Total Data Hours and Nights
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total
Hours
(with UV)
187.8
(28.2)
35.8
(30.6)
73.0
(73.0)
152.7
(105.7)
43.9
(0.0)
66.0
(66.0)
65.3
(65.3)
68.3
(0.0)
62.5
(0.0)
56.3
(49.9)
161.7
(161.7)
70.7
(58.3)
1043.8
(638.7)
Nights
(with UV)
26
(4)
7
(6)
14
(14)
22
(16)
5
(0)
6
(6)
11
(11)
11
(0)
7
(0)
9
(8)
24
(24)
12
(10)
154
(99)