The ambient background concentration of N2O has been measured with a differential-absorption lidar using a DF laser in multiline operation. Return signals from topographic targets at distances up to 8 km were detected. An abundance level of 0.29-ppm N2O was observed, in good agreement with previous in situ measurements.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 10, 1980
Published: October 15, 1980
J. Altmann, W. Lahmann, and C. Weitkamp, "Remote measurement of atmospheric N2O with a DF laser lidar," Appl. Opt. 19, 3453-3457 (1980)