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26 May 1997 Depolarization-backscatter lidar for stratospheric studies
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Proceedings Volume 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring; (1997)
Event: Environmental Sensing III, 1997, Munich, Germany
The depolarization-backscatter lidar reported here is developed for application in the polar stratospheric and high- tropospheric studies. That includes the following operations: detection of the stratospheric background aerosol, detection of high-altitude cirrus clouds and polar stratospheric clouds (PSC), detection of Rayleigh backscatter signal for subsequent stratospheric temperature retrieval algorithm application. The lidar is stationed in Sodankyla, Finland (67N) and intended for a 2-year operation at that site. It operates with one Nd:YAG laser with second and third harmonics conversion. The detection of the backscatter atmospheric signal is performed at the fundamental, second and the third harmonics of the laser (1 micrometer, 532 nm and 355 nm), as well as the vibrational Raman backscatter from the nitrogen pumped by the third harmonic at 387 nm. The backscatter signal at 532 nm is detected separately in (p) and (s) polarization.
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Renaud Matthey, Valentin Mitev, Benoit Lazzarotto, Bertrand Calpini, Marco Morandi, Francesco Castagnoli, Pietro Agostini, Adriano Antonelli, Bernhard Stein, and Carsten Wedekind "Depolarization-backscatter lidar for stratospheric studies", Proc. SPIE 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring, (26 May 1997);

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