19 December 2008 Evolution and new advances in Doppler lidar for atmospheric studies
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Proceedings Volume 7027, 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications; 70270T (2008) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.822502
Event: 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 2008, Bourgas, Bulgaria
Abstract
Doppler lidar continues to advance as a useful method for remote sensing of atmospheric winds. Applications from mobile and ship-based platforms have demonstrated the impact of coherent lidar observations for studying the structure of the stable and marine boundary layers. Airborne deployments enable observations over extended areas, and were used to measure water vapor transport over the US Great Plains. Recently, smaller coherent lidars operating at 1.6 μm have become commercially available. A new direct detection lidar currently will enable airborne observations in aerosol-sparse atmospheric regions. Efforts to extend Doppler lidar to space are underway in Europe, with a Doppler lidar winds mission planned for late 2010.
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R. Michael Hardesty, R. Michael Hardesty, W. Alan Brewer, W. Alan Brewer, Sara C. Tucker, Sara C. Tucker, Robert M. Banta, Robert M. Banta, } "Evolution and new advances in Doppler lidar for atmospheric studies", Proc. SPIE 7027, 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 70270T (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822502; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.822502
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