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Modular and mobile multipurpose lidar system for observation of tropospheric and stratospheric aerosols
Author(s): Juergen Shaefer; Otto Schrems; Georg Beyerle; Bernd Hofer; Wolfgang Mildner; Felix A Theopold; Wilhelm Lahmann; Klaus C. H. Weitkamp; Manfred Steinbach
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Paper Abstract

An aerosol Raman lidar with a frequency doubled and tripled Nd:YAG laser and a 1140 mm diameter receiving telescope is under development for measurements of aerosol backscatter, extinction coefficients and depolarization in the altitude range 5 to 50 km. The light received by the telescope is split according to polarization and fed via glass fibers to a filter polychromator and to photon-counting detectors. The lidar is mounted on a removable carrier inside an air-conditioned 20 ft standard container and can be operated anywhere in the world, even at sea and under extreme climatic conditions (Antarctica, Tropics). Tests are carried out during a 1996 cruise of the German research vessel Polarstern from Europe to Antarctica.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2581, Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228503
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Juergen Shaefer, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
Otto Schrems, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
Georg Beyerle, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Germany)
Bernd Hofer, OHB-System (Germany)
Wolfgang Mildner, OHB-System (Germany)
Felix A Theopold, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany)
Wilhelm Lahmann, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany)
Klaus C. H. Weitkamp, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany)
Manfred Steinbach, Optikzentrum NRW (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2581:
Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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