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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Jan. 19, 1998
  • pp: 40–50

Remote sensing of multi-level wind fields with high-energy airborne scanning coherent Doppler lidar

Jeffry Rothermel, Lisa D. Olivier, Robert M. Banta, R. Michael Hardesty, James N. Howell, Dean R. Cutten, Steven C. Johnson, Robert T. Menzies, and David M. Tratt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 40-50 (1998)

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The atmospheric lidar remote sensing groups of NOAA Environmental Technology Laboratory, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory have developed and flown a scanning, 1 Joule per pulse, CO2 coherent Doppler lidar capable of mapping a three-dimensional volume of atmospheric winds and aerosol backscatter in the planetary boundary layer, free troposphere, and lower stratosphere. Applications include the study of severe and non-severe atmospheric flows, intercomparisons with other sensors, and the simulation of prospective satellite Doppler lidar wind profilers. Examples of wind measurements are given for the marine boundary layer and near the coastline of the western United States.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

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Original Manuscript: December 11, 1997
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 1997
Published: January 19, 1998

Jeffry Rothermel, Lisa Olivier, Robert Banta, R. Michael Hardesty, James Howell, Dean Cutten, Steven Johnson, Robert Menzies, and David Michael Tratt, "Remote sensing of multi-level wind fields with high-energy airborne scanning coherent Doppler lidar," Opt. Express 2, 40-50 (1998)

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