9 January 2002 Tropospheric wind measurements obtained with the Goddard Lidar Observatory for Winds (GLOW): validation and performance
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Abstract
The Goddard Lidar Observatory for Winds (GLOW) is a mobile Doppler lidar system which uses direct detection Doppler lidar techniques to measure wind profiles from the surface into the lower stratosphere. GLOW is intended to be used as a field deployable system for studying atmospheric dynamics and transport and can also serve as a testbed to evaluate candidate technologies developed for use in future spaceborne systems. In September of 2000 GLOW particpated in a three week intercomparison experiment at the GroundWinds facility in North Glen, NH. More than 50 hours of line-of-sight wind profile data were obtained in a wide variety of conditions including both day and night operation. Typical clear air lidar wind profiles extended to altitudes of 20 km with a 1 km vertical resolution and 1 minute averaging. A description of the mobile system is presented along with the examples of lidar wind profiles obtained with the Goddard system during the New Hampshire experiment.
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Bruce M. Gentry, Bruce M. Gentry, Huailin Chen, Huailin Chen, } "Tropospheric wind measurements obtained with the Goddard Lidar Observatory for Winds (GLOW): validation and performance", Proc. SPIE 4484, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452802; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.452802
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