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.


Due to unforeseen logistical drawbacks, the meeting had to be postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and will provide further updates soon.

The XII WLMLA would be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 23 to 30th of September 2023. This year we will have:

  • Lidar School,
  • Scientific Workshop, and
  • Bridge Meeting with ACTRIS and LifeWatch.

More details on the event webpage:

Lalinet Stations

Download Google Earth KML. Station map updated on 4/Apr/2019.