The development of CO2 Lidar is important for a wide range of remote sensing applications involving trace gas concentrations (using Differential Absorption Lidar) and the effects of atmospheric dynamics on trace gas transport, meteorology, and aviation safety (using Doppler Lidar). The purpose of this paper is to discuss the CO2 Lidar systems technology and signal processing requirements based on measurement needs and measurement sensitivity studies for ground, aircraft and space platforms.
Robert V. Hess,
"CO2 lidar For Measurements Of Trace Gases And Wind Velocities", Proc. SPIE 0300, Physics and Technology of Coherent Infrared Radar I, (30 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932575; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932575