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Preliminary results of sounding clouds and the underlying surface obtained with a spaceborne lidar Balkan
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In this paper we present preliminary results of measurements carried out with a Russian spaceborne lidar `Balkan' installed onboard the orbiting station `Mir', which is operated here since August 1995. This lidar is the first spaceborne lidar operated on a routine basis. We present here the basic specifications of the lidar and the orbiting station that may affect the lidar measurement results. We also consider some methodological aspects concerning the arrangement of the spaceborne experiments along with the analysis of some results on sounding the ocean surface, cloud fields, and the land obtained in different regions of the Earth and under different illumination of its surface, including sunlight and moonlight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2956, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263155
Show Author Affiliations
Yuri S. Balin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Svetlana V. Samoilova, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Alexander A. Tikhomirov, Institute of Design and Technology Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2956:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing
Adam D. Devir; Anton Kohnle; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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