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LITE: results, performance characteristics, and data archive
Author(s): David M. Winker
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Paper Abstract

The lidar in-space technology experiment (LITE) is a three- wavelength backscatter lidar which was flown on space shuttle mission STS-64 in September 1994. Observations of clouds and aerosols were acquired between 57 degrees N and 57 degrees S on 10 days of the mission. LITE provides a dataset with which to explore the applications of space lidar and to begin to develop and demonstrate the retrieval algorithms required for future space lidars. Results from a number of science investigations using LITE data will be discussed to illustrate system performance characteristics and capabilities. A LITE level 1 data product is being created and will be made available through the NASA Langley Distributed Active Archive Center.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3218, Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques, (22 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.295639
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David M. Winker, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3218:
Laser Radar Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques
Ulrich Schreiber; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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