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Directional wind measurement derived from elastic backscatter lidar data in real time
Author(s): David S. Moore; Stephen W. White; Robert R. Karl Jr.; Brian Emerson Newnam
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Paper Abstract

The development of a capability to infer wind velocities simultaneously at a number of ranges along one direction in real time is described. The elastic backscatter lidar data used was obtained using the XM94 lidar, developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory for the US Army Chemical and Biological Detection Command. In some respects this problem is simpler than measuring wind velocities on meso- meteorological scales. Other requirements, particularly high temporal fidelity, have driven the development of faster software algorithms and suggested opportunities for the evolution of the hardware.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 June 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2748, Laser Radar Technology and Applications, (26 June 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.243559
Show Author Affiliations
David S. Moore, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Stephen W. White, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Robert R. Karl Jr., Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Brian Emerson Newnam, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2748:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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