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Optical Engineering

Meteorological Applications of Lidar
Author(s): W. E. Evans; R. T.H. Collis
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Paper Abstract

Conventional microwave radar is used extensively by meteorologists in locating and tracking percipitating storms, and to some extent, by cloud physicists in determining physical characteristics of dense cloud. The more recent availability of highly collimated, nearly monochromatic, short-pulse light beau s from laser sources makes it possible to use the radar technique for remote detection and easurement of minute concentrations of very small particles, down to those having dimensions on the order of the wavelength of light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1970
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 8(2) 080238 doi: 10.1117/12.7971537
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 8, Issue 2
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W. E. Evans, Stanford Research institute (United States)
R. T.H. Collis, Stanford Research Institute (United States)


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