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Infrared lidars for atmospheric remote sensing
Author(s): Robert T. Menzies
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Paper Abstract

Lidars using pulsed TEA-CO2 transmitters and coherent receivers have been developed at JPL and used to measure atmospheric backscatter and extinction at wavelengths in the 9-11 micron region. The global winds measurement application of coherent Doppler lidar requires intensive study of the global climatology of aerosol and cloud backscatter and extinction. An airborne lidar was recently flown on the NASA DC-8 research aircraft for operation during two Pacific circumnavigation missions. The instrument characteristics, as well as representative measurement results, are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1540, Infrared Technology XVII, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48726
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Robert T. Menzies, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1540:
Infrared Technology XVII
Bjorn F. Andresen; Marija Scholl; Irving J. Spiro, Editor(s)

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