Although LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technique has been used to probe the atmosphere before the invention of lasers, remote measurement of several important atmospheric parameters, which require high spectral resolution, is only recently being done. After a brief overview on lidar technique for atmospheric parameter measurements, I discuss the ongoing efforts for atmospheric probing using a high-spectral-resolution lidar system at Colorado State University.
Chiao Yao She, Chiao Yao She,
"High-spectral-resolution lidars for atmospheric measurements", Proc. SPIE 1979, 1992 International Conference on Lasers and Optoelectronics, (11 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.144079; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.144079