22 October 1999 Multicenter airborne coherent atmospheric wind sensor (MACAWS) instrument: recent upgrades and results
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The Multicenter Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor instrument is an airborne coherent Doppler laser radar (Lidar) capable of measuring atmospheric wind fields and aerosol structure. Since the first demonstration flights onboard the NASA DC-8 research aircraft in September 1995, two additional science flights have been completed. Several system upgrades have also bee implemented. In this paper we discuss the system upgrades and present several case studies which demonstrate the various capabilities of the system.
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James N. Howell, Jeffrey Rothermel, David M. Tratt, Dean Cutten, Lisa S. Darby, R. Michael Hardesty, "Multicenter airborne coherent atmospheric wind sensor (MACAWS) instrument: recent upgrades and results", Proc. SPIE 3757, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics III, (22 October 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.366431; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.366431
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