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18 September 1987 Moisture Height Profiler
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Proceedings Volume 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications; (1987)
Event: Fourth International Symposium on Optical and Optoelectronic Applied Sciences and Engineering, 1987, The Hague, Netherlands
This paper describes a ground-based Raman lidar for the measurement of vertical concentration profiles of tropospheric water vapor. The system will also be used to assess the feasibility of carbon dioxide profile determination. The main components are a xenon chloride excimer laser, reflective 0.4-m transmitter and 0.8-m receiver optics, liquid edge filter for suppression of the Rayleigh and Mie scattered photons, and an echelle grating polychromator for wavelength separation. The data acquisition is done by a fast multichannel scaler. The apparatus is described, and first moisture measurements up to a vertical distance of 3 km taken in less than 2 minutes with a spatial resolution of 120 m are presented.
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E. Voss, M. Riebesell, W. Lahmann, C. Weitkamp, and W. Michaelis "Moisture Height Profiler", Proc. SPIE 0810, Optical Systems for Space Applications, (18 September 1987);

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