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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4321–4324

Estimation of the refractive index structure characteristic of air from coherent Doppler wind lidar data

V. A. Banakh, I. N. Smalikho, and S. Rahm  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4321-4324 (2014)

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A technique is proposed for estimating the refractive index structure characteristic of air from data of a coherent Doppler wind lidar. The proposed technique is tested in atmospheric experiments. Time profiles of the structure characteristic in the atmospheric surface layer are obtained and compared with the time profiles of the dissipation rate of the kinetic energy of turbulence obtained from the same lidar data. It is shown in this way that coherent lidars can be used for investigating not only wind turbulence, but also temperature turbulence.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1330) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric turbulence
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.3340) Remote sensing and sensors : Laser Doppler velocimetry
(010.0280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Remote sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: April 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2014
Published: July 18, 2014

V. A. Banakh, I. N. Smalikho, and S. Rahm, "Estimation of the refractive index structure characteristic of air from coherent Doppler wind lidar data," Opt. Lett. 39, 4321-4324 (2014)

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