We report a series of atmospheric aerosol backscatter measurements at two widely spaced CO2 laser wavelengths: 9.25 and 10.6 µm. Comparisons are made beween backscatter coefficient profiles at these two wavelengths up to 20-km altitude. Measurements such as those reported here can be used to assess the feasibility of coherent CO2 lidar for wind measurements, and they also provide a partial test of backscatter model predictions.
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Gérard M. Ancellet, Robert T. Menzies, and David M. Tratt, "Atmospheric backscatter vertical profiles at 9.2 and 10.6 µm: a comparative study," Appl. Opt. 27, 4907-4912 (1988)