Elastic lidars provide range-resolved information about the aerosol content in the atmosphere. Nevertheless, a number of pre-processing techniques need to be used before performing the inversion of the detected signal: range-correction, time-averaging, photoncounting channel dead-time correction, overlap correction, Rayleigh-fitting and gluing of both
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