EARLINET services

EARLINET database processor

Tool to upload files, edit categories and download category-files.

It is available at https://upload.earlinet.org


EARLINET quicklooks

A new on-line tool has been developed for allowing an harmonized and selectable visualization of the quicklooks of the measurements from all EARLINET stations.

It is available at quicklooks.earlinet.org



A forum where to discuss with the community problems related to Lidar experimental set-up and data analysis.

It is available at https://earlinetforum.imaa.cnr.it



THREDDS (Thematic Realtime Environmental Distributed Data Service) is a web server that provides metadata and data access for scientific datasets, using OPeNDAP, OGC WMS and WCS, HTTP, and other remote data access protocols.
THREDDS is developed and supported by Unidata, a division of the University Corporation for  Atmospheric Research (UCAR), and is sponsored by the National Science Foundation.

ACTRIS DC group proposed to use the standardized THREDDS interfaces as new way of inter-operating between data centre nodes and the ACTRIS data portal. As several standard protocols work out-of-the-box, it improves and make more flexible to serve EARLINET database.

It is available at https://login.earlinet.org:8443/thredds

(login with the same credentials used for the database access).


SCC (Single Calculus Chain)

The EARLINET Single Calculus Chain (SCC) is a centralized tool for the automatic analysis of aerosol lidar measurements.

It is avalable at https://scc.imaa.cnr.it/.

More detailed infromation are available at the SCC internal webpage.


CARS (Centre for Aerosol Remote Sensing)

CARS is the Central Facility of ACTRIS offering a wide range of services to test and calibrate aerosol high-power aerosol lidars, automatic low-power lidars and ceilometers, automatic sun/sky/polarized/lunar photometer, starting from the characterization and optimization of single components, to the assessment of the whole system’s performance, and training of instrument operators.

It is avalable at https://www.actris.eu/topical-centre/cars