Laser beams can be used to probe the chemical composition and physical state of the stratosphere. These techniques appear as well adapted for a long-term monitoring. Measurement requirements and analyses usually applied have been reported. Three lidar techniques have been briefly described with a particular emphasis on bias and limitations. First observations of collocated temperature, ozone and wind profiles obtained at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence (France) have been presented.
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Philippe Keckhut, "Lidar monitoring of the stratosphere", Proc. SPIE 3504, Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319592; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.319592

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