This paper presents the results of investigations of atmospheric humidity profiles by a lidar on the basis of a tunable ruby laser. The lidar parameters are given, and the technique of lidar measurements of water vapor content in the atmosphere using the differential absorption technique is described. The results of reconstitution of humidity profiles up to 17-km altitudes are given based on results of laser sounding.
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V. V. Zuev, V. E. Zuev, Yu. S. Makushkin, V. N. Marichev, and A. A. Mitsel, "Laser sounding of atmospheric humidity: experiment," Appl. Opt. 22, 3742-3746 (1983)