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Determination Of Atmospheric Properties From Lidar Measurements
Author(s): C. Laurence Korb
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Paper Abstract

Differential absorption lidar techniques for determining basic atmospheric properties to high accuracy are described. The theory of a two-wavelength lidar temperature measurement is given with simulation results that show accuracies of 0.5 to 1 K for measurements from ground-based and satellite platforms. The theory of measurements of the atmospheric pressure profile using absorption troughs, broad regions of nearly uniform absorption, is also described with simulation results that show accuracies of 0.1 to 0.3 percent. Recent measurements which confirm the accuracy of these techniques are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0410, Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere, (12 July 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935751
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C. Laurence Korb, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0410:
Laser Beam Propagation in the Atmosphere
John Carl Leader, Editor(s)

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