A European Aerosol Research Lidar Network to Establish an Aerosol Climatology: EARLINET

EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar Network, is the first aerosol lidar network, established in 2000, with the main goal to provide a comprehensive, quantitative, and statistically significant data base for the aerosol distribution on a continental scale.

EARLINET is a contributing network to the GAW Programme.

EARLINET is currently supported by the EU FP7 Project ACTRIS (1 April 2011 - 31 March 2015)


At present, 27 stations distributed over Europe are part of the network.