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Recent improvements to the Raman-shifted eye-safe aerosol lidar (REAL)
Author(s): Shane D. Mayor; Anna Petrova-Mayor; Bruce Morley; Scott Spuler
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Paper Abstract

Improvements to the original NCAR/NSF Raman-shifted Eye-safe Aerosol Lidar (REAL) made between 2008 and 2013 are described. They are aimed mainly at optimizing and stabilizing the performance of the system for long-term, unattended, network-controlled, remote monitoring of the horizontal vector wind field and boundary layer height, and observing atmospheric boundary layer phenomena such as fine-scale waves and density current fronts. In addition, we have improved the polarization purity of the transmitted laser radiation and studied in the laboratory the effect of the beam-steering unit mirrors on the transmitted polarization as part of a longer-term effort to make absolute polarization measurements of aerosols and clouds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2013
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 8872, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV, 88720B (17 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025318
Show Author Affiliations
Shane D. Mayor, California State Univ., Chico (United States)
Anna Petrova-Mayor, California State Univ., Chico (United States)
Bruce Morley, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Scott Spuler, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8872:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XIV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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