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Measurements of tropospheric ozone with a compact UV DIAL system
Author(s): Thomas H. Chyba; J. Thomas Zenker; Christophe L. McCray; Hyung R. Lee; Roosevelt Elivert; Brandi Thomas; Crystal Toppin; Dave Larson; N. Scott Higdon; Dale A. Richter; Jack Fishman
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Paper Abstract

Current results from laboratory testing of an eye-safe, ground-based ozone lidar instrument specialized for ozone differential absorption lidar measurements in the troposphere are presented. This compact prototype instrument is intended to be a prototype for operation at remote field sites and to serve as the basic unit for future monitoring projects requiring multi-instrument networks. In order for the lidar to be widely deployed, it must be fairly easy to use and maintain as well as being cost-competitive with a ground station launching ozone sondes several times a week. To achieve these goals, the system incorporates (1) an all- solid state compact OPO transmitter, (2) a highly efficient, narrow bandpass grating-based receiver, (3) dual analog and photon-counting detector channels, and (4) a PC-based data acquisition system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3757, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366421
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Thomas H. Chyba, Hampton Univ. (United States)
J. Thomas Zenker, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Christophe L. McCray, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Hyung R. Lee, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Roosevelt Elivert, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Brandi Thomas, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Crystal Toppin, Hampton Univ. (United States)
Dave Larson, Hampton Univ. (United States)
N. Scott Higdon, ITT Systems & Sciences Corp. (United States)
Dale A. Richter, ITT Systems & Sciences Corp. (United States)
Jack Fishman, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3757:
Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III
Arthur J. Sedlacek; Kenneth W. Fischer, Editor(s)

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