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Atmospheric extinction coefficient and cloud base height determination by using a single-pulse eye-safe lidar
Author(s): Philippe Pierrard; Jerome Prieur; J. L. Gaumet; J. C. Heinrich; M. Cluzeau
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Paper Abstract

A cloud base height indicator using a single pulse solid state laser, called ALTO, has been developped for aeronautical purposes by SOPELEM-SOFRETEC company in association with the French Meteorological Office. Meteo-France investigates a method to obtain a vertical profile of atmospheric extinction coefficient. This method is used to determine cloud height, to locate backscattering layers and to allow the identification ofthe hydrometeor nature in the lower part ofthe atmosphere (mist, fog or precipitation). The performances of this equipment in term of LIDAR capabilities were presented in detail in a previous paper 1,

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2506, Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements, (20 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.221055
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Philippe Pierrard, Sopelem-Sofretec (France)
Jerome Prieur, Sopelem-Sofretec (France)
J. L. Gaumet, Meteo-France (France)
J. C. Heinrich, Meteo-France (France)
M. Cluzeau, Meteo-France (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2506:
Air Pollution and Visibility Measurements

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