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ATLID: the first preoperational ATmospheric LIDar for the European polar platform
Author(s): Robert Lange; Martin J. Endemann; Werner Reiland; Rodolphe Krawczyk; Bruno Hofer
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Paper Abstract

Results of a study dealing with the conceptual design of a spaceborne atmospheric lidar instrument (ATLID) are presented. ATLID is designed to operate on the Polar Platform, a future earth-observation satellite. ATLID yields data on the height, strength, and depolarization properties of scattering layers (i.e., clouds, planetary boundary layer) in the lower atmosphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 1492, Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.45830
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Robert Lange, Battelle Europe (Germany)
Martin J. Endemann, ESA/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Werner Reiland, Battelle Europe (Germany)
Rodolphe Krawczyk, Aerospatiale (France)
Bruno Hofer, Contraves AG (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1492:
Earth and Atmospheric Remote Sensing
Robert J. Curran; James Alan Smith; Ken Watson, Editor(s)

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