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Proceedings Article

Lower tropospheric temperature measurement using a rotational Raman lidar

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Franz Balsiger, Paul A. T. Haris, C. Russell Philbrick

The Pennsylvania State Univ. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, 53 (November 21, 1996); doi:10.1117/12.258886
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  • Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting
  • Gary W. Kamerman
  • Denver, CO | August 04, 1996

abstract

The performance of the lidar atmospheric profile sensor (LAPS) instrument for temperature measurements in the lower troposphere has been investigated. LAPS is an automated lidar system that measures temperature from the rotational Raman return of atmospheric nitrogen and oxygen. We present the measurement technique, the data analysis and the performance of the LAPS instrument. Comparisons to radiosonde profiles are discussed.

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Franz Balsiger ; Paul A. T. Haris and C. Russell Philbrick
"Lower tropospheric temperature measurement using a rotational Raman lidar", Proc. SPIE 2832, Optical Instruments for Weather Forecasting, 53 (November 21, 1996); doi:10.1117/12.258886; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.258886


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