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A compact mobile ozone lidar for atmospheric ozone and aerosol profiling
Author(s): Russell De Young; William Carrion; Denis Pliutau
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Paper Abstract

A compact mobile differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system has been developed at NASA Langley Research Center to provide ozone, aerosol and cloud atmospheric measurements in a mobile trailer for ground-based atmospheric ozone air quality campaigns. This lidar is integrated into the Tropospheric Ozone Lidar Network (TOLNet) currently made up of four other ozone lidars across the country. The lidar system consists of a UV and green laser transmitter, a telescope and an optical signal receiver with associated Licel photon counting and analog channels. The laser transmitter consists of a Q-switched Nd:YLF inter-cavity doubled laser pumping a Ce:LiCAF tunable UV laser with all the associated power and lidar control support units on a single system rack. The system has been configured to enable mobile operation from a trailer and was deployed to Denver, CO July 15-August 15, 2014 supporting the DISCOVER-AQ campaign. Ozone curtain plots and the resulting science are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9246, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X, 924608 (20 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067240
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Russell De Young, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
William Carrion, Coherent Applications, Inc. (United States)
Denis Pliutau, Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9246:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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