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Airborne high spectral resolution lidar for measuring aerosol extinction and backscatter coefficients

Esselborn, Michael and Wirth, Martin and Fix, Andreas and Tesche, Matthias and Gerhard, Ehret (2008) Airborne high spectral resolution lidar for measuring aerosol extinction and backscatter coefficients. Applied Optics, 74, pp. 346-358.

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Abstract

An airborne high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) based on an iodine absorption filter and a high--power frequency--doubled Nd:YAG laser has been developed to measure backscatter and extinction coefficients of aerosols and clouds. The instrument was operated aboard the DLR Falcon 20 research aircraft during the Saharan Mineral Dust Experiment (SAMUM) in May/June 2006 to measure optical properties of Saharan dust. A detailed description of the lidar system, the analysis of its data products and measurements of backscatter and extinction coefficients of Saharan dust are presented. The system errors are discussed and airborne HSRL results are compared to ground based Raman lidar and sun photometer measurements.

Document Type:Article
Title:Airborne high spectral resolution lidar for measuring aerosol extinction and backscatter coefficients
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Esselborn, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Wirth, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Fix, AndreasUNSPECIFIED
Tesche, MatthiasLfT, Leipzig
Gerhard, EhretUNSPECIFIED
Date:2008
Journal or Publication Title:Applied Optics
Refereed publication:Yes
In Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:74
Page Range:pp. 346-358
Status:Published
Keywords:high spectral resolution, lidar, Saharan dust, SAMUM, aerosol detection, extinction, lidar ratio
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben LIDAR-Forschung und -Entwicklung (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Michael Esselborn
Deposited On:15 Jan 2008
Last Modified:20 Oct 2014 14:32

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