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Where can it be applied?

    •   Data assimilation with short latency
    •   Severe weather warning
    •   Process studies and understanding
    •   Climate monitoring
    •   Model verification
    •   Verification of other observing systems

What makes it unique?

    •   First operational, combined water-vapor and temperature profiler
    •   Measures furthermore particle extinction coefficient, particle backscatter coefficient & relative humidity
    •   Exceptional vertical and temporal resolution day and night
    •   Eye safety
    •   Designed to fulfil goal and threshold requirements of the WMO for temperature and water vapor profiling, respectively
    •   Resolution of lids and inversions
    •   First direct measurement of real atmospheric boundary layer height
    •   Further variables derived such as buoyancy, CAPE, and CIN
    •   Long lifetime of laser transmitter with minor maintenance
    •   Compact and robust system design
    •   Continuous vertical pointing; 3D scanning option available
    •   Ready for operation in networks

Unequaled resolution and accuracy of water-vapor and temperature profiles!

High resolutions of up to 1 s and 7.5 m

Temperature (T):
    Systematic error < 0.5 K
Water-vapor mixing ratio (WVMR):
    Systematic error < 5 %

T and WVMR profiles exceed WMO goal and breakthrough requirements*, respectively, for nowcasting/VSRF in the lower troposphere
*see OSCAR and
Purple Pulse Unique Performance

Only system capable of resolving temperature inversions, lids, and true atmospheric boundary layer depth

Diode-laser pumped eye-safe transmitter with extraordinary lifetime and low maintenaince

Continuous vertical profiling and 3D scanning systems

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Purple Pulse Lidar Systems S.L.   •   Carrer d'Osona, 2  •   08820 El Prat de Llobregat  •   Spain   •   Phone: +49 152 27 10 40 78

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