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Airborne Doppler wind lidar to evaluate cloud and water vapor motion vectors from GIFTS
Author(s): G. David Emmitt; William L. Smith Sr.
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Paper Abstract

Planning is in progress to launch a much improved temperature and moisture sounder called GIFTS- Geosynchronous Imaging Fourier Transform Spectrometer. The IPO of the NPOESS had developed an Airborne Sounder Test bed, NAST, to simulate GIFTS data products. The IPO has also developed an airborne Doppler wind lidar (Twin Otter Doppler Wind Lidar - TODWL) to provide accurate wind profiles over the oceans to enable evaluation of the GIFTS and other space-based wind observing systems. This presentation reports on the first in a series of TODWL under flights of the NAST flown on NASA’s ER-2.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 December 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5154, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV, (23 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.508421
Show Author Affiliations
G. David Emmitt, Simpson Weather Associates, Inc. (United States)
William L. Smith Sr., NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5154:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IV
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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