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Lower tropospheric temperature measurement using a rotational Raman lidar
Author(s): Franz Balsiger; Paul A. T. Haris; C. Russell Philbrick
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Paper Abstract

The performance of the lidar atmospheric profile sensor (LAPS) instrument for temperature measurements in the lower troposphere has been investigated. LAPS is an automated lidar system that measures temperature from the rotational Raman return of atmospheric nitrogen and oxygen. We present the measurement technique, the data analysis and the performance of the LAPS instrument. Comparisons to radiosonde profiles are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, (21 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258886
Show Author Affiliations
Franz Balsiger, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Paul A. T. Haris, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
C. Russell Philbrick, The Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2832:
Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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