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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1990
  • pp: 5182–5186

Stratosphere temperature measurement using Raman lidar

Philippe Keckhut, M. L. Chanin, and A. Hauchecorne  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 34, pp. 5182-5186 (1990)

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Temperature measurements using vibrational Raman scattering from molecular nitrogen were performed simultaneously with temperature obtained by Rayleigh scattering in the amplitude range between 12 and 30 km. The downward extension of the Rayleigh temperature described in this paper leads to the possibility of obtaining a continuous temperature profile from 12 to nearly 100 km. The temperature profiles have been obtained using an instrument made up basically as a Rayleigh lidar with an extra channel. The measurements are in close agreement with the CIRA model and simultaneous balloon sounding.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 12, 1989
Published: December 1, 1990

Philippe Keckhut, M. L. Chanin, and A. Hauchecorne, "Stratosphere temperature measurement using Raman lidar," Appl. Opt. 29, 5182-5186 (1990)

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