The Latin America Lidar Network (LALINET a.k.a ALINE) is a Latin American coordinated lidar network measuring aerosol backscatter coefficient and aerosol extinction profiles for climatological studies of the aerosol distribution over Latin America, as well as other atmospheric species such as ozone and water vapor. This federative lidar network aims to establish a consistent and statistically sound database for enhancement of the understanding of the aerosol distribution over the continent and its direct and indirect influence on climate.

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LALINET is a contributing network to the GAW Programme.


The XI WLMLA will be held in Punta Arenas, Chile, from 16th to 20th of November 2020. More details on the event webpage:

Lalinet Stations

Download Google Earth KML. Last updated on 4/Apr/2019.