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Horizontal lidar measurements for the proof of spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in the atmosphere

Witschas, Benjamin and Lemmerz, Christian and Reitebuch, Oliver (2012) Horizontal lidar measurements for the proof of spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in the atmosphere. Applied optics, 51 (25), pp. 6207-6219.

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Abstract

Several atmospheric lidar techniques rely on the exact knowledge of the spectral line shape of molecular scattered light in air, which, however, has not been accurately measured in real atmosphere up to now. In this paper we report on the investigation of spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering within the atmosphere, utilizing horizontal lidar measurements (λ = 355 nm, θ = 180°) performed from the mountain observatory Schneefernerhaus (2650 m), located below Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze. These lidar measurements give proof of the effect of Brillouin scattering within the atmosphere for the first time to our knowledge. The measurements confirm that the Tenti S6 model can be used to adequately describe spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin spectra of light scattered in air under real atmospheric conditions. The presented results are of relevance for spectrally resolving lidars like those deployed on the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus (ADM–Aeolus) and the Earth Clouds, Aerosols, and Radiation Explorer Mission (EarthCARE).

Document Type:Article
Title:Horizontal lidar measurements for the proof of spontaneous Rayleigh–Brillouin scattering in the atmosphere
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Witschas, BenjaminBenjamin.Witschas@dlr.de
Lemmerz, ChristianChristian.Lemmerz@dlr.de
Reitebuch, OliverOliver.Reitebuch@dlr.de
Date:30 August 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Applied optics
Refereed publication:Yes
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:51
Page Range:pp. 6207-6219
Status:Published
Keywords:ADM-Aeolus, Rayleigh scattering, Rayleigh-Brillouin scattering, Tenti model, Lidar, spectroscopy
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 - Projekt ADM II (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Dr. Benjamin Witschas
Deposited On:06 Sep 2012 17:57
Last Modified:20 Mar 2013 19:45

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