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Airborne backscatter lidar measurements at three wavelengths during ELITE
Author(s): H. G. Schreiber; Martin Wirth; P. Moerl; Wolfgang Renger
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Paper Abstract

The German Aerospace Establishment (DLR) operates an airborne backscatter lidar based on a Nh:YAG laser which is flashlamp-pumped at 10 Hz. It works on the wavelengths 1064, 532, and 354 nm. It is mounted downward-looking on the research aircraft Falcon 20, flying at about 12 km altitude at speeds of 200 m/s. We present airborne measurements correlated with the orbit tracks of the shuttle-borne LITE-instrument (lidar in-space technology experiment). The emphasis in data evalution is on the comparison between the airborne and the shuttle- borne lidars. First results show excellent agreement between the two instruments even on details of cirrus clouds. The results comprise cloud geometrical and optical depths, as well as profiles of aerosol backscattering coefficients at three wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2505, Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing, (15 September 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.219651
Show Author Affiliations
H. G. Schreiber, DLR (Germany)
Martin Wirth, DLR (Germany)
P. Moerl, DLR (Germany)
Wolfgang Renger, DLR (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2505:
Lidar and Atmospheric Sensing
Richard J. Becherer, Editor(s)

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