Time to celebrate (a bit)! Today marks two years of LACROS observations at Punta Arenas in the framework of DACAPO-PESO. Back in 2017, when we started planning this campaign, nobody expected such a long dataset. But with the covid-19 travel restrictions there was no other option, than to continue measuring.
So far, data coverage out of 731 days is quite satisfying:
- MIRA-35 cloud radar: 95.6% (missing mostly Nov 2019)
- PollyXT raman lidar: 93.2% (mostly July 2020)
- Shaun Doppler lidar: >91.8% (mostly Oct 2020)
- + >10 Months LIMRAD observations
When combined, LACROS was fully operational >80% of the time. Due to (some) redundancy, the synergistic products are expected to cover more than ~90% of the time [final processing ongoing].
Quite some results will be presented during the AGU fall meeting. Stay tuned for further information.
Thanks to everybody, who is keeping the measurements running!