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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 1986
  • pp: 3946–3951

Error analysis of DIAL measurements of ozone by a Shuttle excimer lidar

Osamu Uchino, M. Patrick McCormick, Thomas J. Swissler, and Leonard R. McMaster  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 21, pp. 3946-3951 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.003946


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Abstract

An error analysis of DIAL (differential absorption lidar) measurements of stratospheric ozone from the Space Shuttle is discussed. A transmitter system consisting of a KrF excimer laser pumping gas cells of H2 or D2 producing output wavelengths in the near UV is shown to be useful for the measurement of ozone in a 15–50-km altitude range.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 1986
Published: November 1, 1986

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Osamu Uchino, M. Patrick McCormick, Thomas J. Swissler, and Leonard R. McMaster, "Error analysis of DIAL measurements of ozone by a Shuttle excimer lidar," Appl. Opt. 25, 3946-3951 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-21-3946


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