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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 1999
  • pp: 2410–2421

Rayleigh–Mie Doppler wind lidar for atmospheric measurements. I. Instrumental setup, validation, and first climatological results

Claude Souprayen, Anne Garnier, Albert Hertzog, Alain Hauchecorne, and Jacques Porteneuve  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2410-2421 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.002410


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Abstract

Since 1989 Service d’Aéronomie du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique has used an incoherent Doppler lidar technique for wind measurements in the atmosphere. A new-generation Rayleigh–Mie Doppler lidar has been designed and is currently operated at the Observatoire de Haute Provence (France). We give a detailed description of this instrument and highlight two important upgrades leading to quasi-simultaneous and absolute measurements of the wind from ≈8 to 50 km altitude. The possible sources of error are identified and quantified in terms of accuracy in the wind determination. Experimental results are given in detail, and a validation of the measurements is performed with the help of ancillary data. A first climatological description of the mean wind is briefly reported.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0280) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Remote sensing and sensors
(120.2230) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fabry-Perot
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

History
Original Manuscript: September 15, 1998
Revised Manuscript: December 7, 1998
Published: April 20, 1999

Citation
Claude Souprayen, Anne Garnier, Albert Hertzog, Alain Hauchecorne, and Jacques Porteneuve, "Rayleigh–Mie Doppler wind lidar for atmospheric measurements. I. Instrumental setup, validation, and first climatological results," Appl. Opt. 38, 2410-2421 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-12-2410

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