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Status and performance of the CALIOP lidar

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David M. Winker, Chris A. Hostetler

NASA Langley Research Ctr. (USA)

William H. Hunt

Wyle Labs. (USA)

Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, 8 (November 4, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.571955
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  • Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing
  • Upendra N. Singh
  • Maspalomas, Canary Islands, Spain | September 13, 2004

abstract

The Cloud-Aerosol LIdar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) is the primary instrument on the CALIPSO satellite, which is scheduled to launch in 2005. CALIOP will provide profiles of total backscatter at two wavelengths, from which aerosol and cloud profiles will be derived. The instrument also measures the linear depolarization of the backscattered return, allowing discrimination of cloud phase and the identification of the presence of non-spherical aerosols. CALIOP is complete and has been tested in a ground-based configuration. This paper provides information on basic characteristics and performance of CALIOP.

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David M. Winker ; William H. Hunt and Chris A. Hostetler
"Status and performance of the CALIOP lidar", Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, 8 (November 4, 2004); doi:10.1117/12.571955; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.571955


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