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Simulation for atmospheric water vapor measurements from spaceborne DIAL
Author(s): Chikao Nagasawa; Makoto Abo; Tetsuri Sugisaki; Osamu Uchino
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of computer simulation associated with differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurements of atmospheric water vapor profiles from spaceborne for the low- latitude (15N), for summer and winter in the mid-latitude (45N), and for summer and winter in the high-latitude (60N), respectively. We think that a Nd:YAG laser pumped Ti:sapphire laser is available to use with the spaceborne water vapor lidar at present. Then the water vapor absorption lines used in these calculations are in the 820 nm spectral region. The analysis suggests that the spaceborne DIAL system needs 2 or 3 pairs of the on (strong absorption) - off (weak absorption) laser lines for less than 10% profile measurements accuracy from 0 km altitude to about 10 km altitude in the mid-latitude.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2581, Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228517
Show Author Affiliations
Chikao Nagasawa, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Makoto Abo, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuri Sugisaki, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ. (Japan)
Osamu Uchino, Japan Meteorological Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2581:
Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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