The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Aeronomy Laboratory’s rapid tunable daylight differential absorption lidar system for monitoring ozone throughout the free troposphere is described. The system components are optimized to provide continuously and rapidly profiles of ozone, day or night, with a vertical resolution of 1 km and an absolute accuracy of ±10% to the tropopause under clear sky conditions. Routine observations of ozone with frequent error assessments are made by scanning wavelengths between 286 and 292 nm.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 7, 1996
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 1996
Published: April 20, 1997
Michael H. Proffitt and Andrew O. Langford, "Ground-based differential absorption lidar system for day or night measurements of ozone throughout the free troposphere," Appl. Opt. 36, 2568-2585 (1997)