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Raman lidar observations of height profiles of upper troposphere and lower stratosphere temperature over the tropical site Gadanki
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Paper Abstract

We derived the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere temperatures with the Indo-Japanese Lidar system incorporating Raman capability in addition to existing elastic mode of observation on experimental basis for five months during Jan - May 2003. The derived temperatures are corrected for aerosol transmission, which is calculated from the Nitrogen Raman shifted signals. With a model reference temperature at 35 km, the atmospheric temperature profiles were obtained over an altitude range of 8-28 km. A good comparison between the lidar and radiosonde temperatures were obtained over an altitude range of 8-16 km for a 2-hour integrated measurement with 300-m resolution. However, this technique fails in the strong aerosol regions such as the presence of optically thick cirrus layers in the upper troposphere.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5653, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V, (12 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.577782
Show Author Affiliations
Yellapragada Bhavani Kumar, National MST Radar Facility (India)
Kohei Mizutani, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5653:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring V
Upendra N. Singh; Kohei Mizutani, Editor(s)

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