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Space Readiness Coherent Lidar Experiment (SPARCLE) Space Shuttle Mission
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Paper Abstract

For over 20 years researchers have been investigating the feasibility of profiling tropospheric vector wind velocity from space with a pulsed Doppler lidar. Efforts have included theoretical development, system and mission studies, technology development, and ground-based and airborne measurements. Now NASA plans to take the next logical step towards enabling operational global tropospheric wind profiles by demonstrating horizontal wind measurements from the Space Shuttle in early 2001 using a coherent Doppler wind lidar system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 September 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3380, Laser Radar Technology and Applications III, (8 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.327186
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Michael J. Kavaya, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
George David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3380:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications III
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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