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Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer (CO2LAS) aircraft measurements of CO2
Author(s): Lance E. Christensen; Gary D. Spiers; Robert T. Menzies; Joseph C. Jacob; Jason Hyon
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Paper Abstract

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory Carbon Dioxide Laser Absorption Spectrometer (CO2LAS) utilizes Integrated Path Differential Absorption (IPDA) at 2.05 μm to obtain CO2 column mixing ratios weighted heavily in the boundary layer. CO2LAS employs a coherent detection receiver and continuous-wave Th:Ho:YLF laser transmitters with output powers around 100 milliwatts. An offset frequency-locking scheme coupled to an absolute frequency reference enables the frequencies of the online and offline lasers to be held to within 200 kHz of desired values. We describe results from 2009 field campaigns when CO2LAS flew on the Twin Otter. We also describe spectroscopic studies aimed at uncovering potential biases in lidar CO2 retrievals at 2.05 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8159, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XII, 81590C (14 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.896740
Show Author Affiliations
Lance E. Christensen, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Gary D. Spiers, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Robert T. Menzies, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Joseph C. Jacob, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Jason Hyon, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8159:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XII
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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