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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1980
  • pp: 233–235

Daytime Raman-lidar measurements of water vapor

D. Renaut, J. C. Pourny, and R. Capitini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 6, pp. 233-235 (1980)

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Raman scattering from the major components of the atmosphere is observed at daytime, using a frequency-quadrupled YAG laser as source. A method to calculate the water-vapor-mixing ratio with the O2, N2, and H2O Raman-lidar returns is presented that takes into account the ozone ultraviolet attenuation. Water-vapor experimental profiles are obtained up to 1000 m with 30-m resolution; accuracy is about 10% at a range of 500 m. Starting from these results, a numerical study is made to assess the possibilities for an improved Raman-lidar system.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 30, 1980
Published: June 1, 1980

D. Renaut, J. C. Pourny, and R. Capitini, "Daytime Raman-lidar measurements of water vapor," Opt. Lett. 5, 233-235 (1980)

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