Branch Seminar Series: Ellan Wolfram

Since the middle 1990s, the Lidar Division of CEILAP has been involved in the development of remote sensing instruments mainly related with lasers. Different kinds of lidars were developed in our laboratory in the frame of an international collaboration with French and Japanese Institutions. Our group’s main research lines are atmospheric aerosol and stratospheric ozone monitoring. The first Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for stratospheric ozone monitoring that takes measurements of seasonal evolution of stratospheric ozone over Buenos Aires was ready in 1998. After that, a new updated version of this first instrument was made and deployed in the southern part of Argentina, in Rio Gallegos city (51.6º S). This instrument is part of a new remote sensing site that was established at this location and was accepted as an NDACC instrument in December 2008. In this lecture I will give a brief review of remote sensing activities and ozone research being made in Argentina, focusing on stratospheric ozone remote sensing and UV solar radiation.