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Durban atmospheric lidar program
Author(s): Ashokabose Moorgawa; Max M. Michaelis; R. D. Diab; J. Anderson; M. Kuppen; A. R. Prause; Edric McKenzie; Jacques Porteneuve; Jean Leveau; Hassan Bencherif; B. Morel; P. F. Cunningham
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Paper Abstract

A brief description and use of two LIDAR (Acronym for LIght Detection And Ranging) systems in the measurements of atmospheric aerosols and vertical temperature profiles above Durban are presented. Early local aerosol profiles for low medium and high altitudes from the old LIDAR are shown. With the recent installation of the new LIDAR, vertical temperature measurements in the troposphere and stratosphere are made possible. A first validation of the new LIDAR has been carried out showing atmospheric wave activity above the Southern African continent for the first time. It is envisaged in the future to correlate the results obtained with the new LIDAR, especially for the low altitude, with those of the old LIDAR. Plans are also going ahead to implement an additional channel on the new LIDAR which will measure ozone concentration in the troposphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 2000
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4065, High-Power Laser Ablation III, (16 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407360
Show Author Affiliations
Ashokabose Moorgawa, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Max M. Michaelis, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
R. D. Diab, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
J. Anderson, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
M. Kuppen, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
A. R. Prause, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Edric McKenzie, Univ. of Natal (South Africa)
Jacques Porteneuve, Service d'Aeronomie du CNRS (France)
Jean Leveau, Univ. de la Reunion (France)
Hassan Bencherif, Univ. de la Reunion (France)
B. Morel, Univ. de la Reunion (France)
P. F. Cunningham, Univ. of Namibia (Namibia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4065:
High-Power Laser Ablation III
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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