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New perspective in the experimental study of atmospheric turbulence: a volume scanning crossed-path lidar technique
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Paper Abstract

A new volume-scanning crossed-path lidar technique for studying atmospheric intermittency in the surface and boundary layers is proposed. This technique provides a spatial resolution of 25 m and a temporal resolution of several seconds, and it permits us to study turbulent structures and processes in the atmospheric surface and boundary layers by performing a volumetric mapping of the optical refractive index structure parameter field. Unlike radar and acoustic sounders, this technique is not affected by humidity fluctuations. Lidar performance estimates show that the proposed technique is practical.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2222, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III, (29 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178036
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Mikhail S. Belen'kii, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary G. Gimmestad, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2222:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing III
Walter A. Flood; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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