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Multicenter airborne coherent atmospheric wind sensor (MACAWS) instrument: recent upgrades and results
Author(s): James N. Howell; Jeffrey Rothermel; David M. Tratt; Dean Cutten; Lisa S. Darby; R. Michael Hardesty
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Paper Abstract

The Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor instrument is an airborne coherent Doppler laser radar (Lidar) capable of measuring atmospheric wind fields and aerosol structure. Since the first demonstration flights onboard the NASA DC-8 research aircraft in September 1995, two additional science flights have been completed. Several system upgrades have also bee implemented. In this paper we discuss the system upgrades and present several case studies which demonstrate the various capabilities of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3757, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366431
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James N. Howell, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Jeffrey Rothermel, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David M. Tratt, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Dean Cutten, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Lisa S. Darby, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
R. Michael Hardesty, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (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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