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Measuring water vapor with differential absorption lidar

Wirth, Martin (2012) Measuring water vapor with differential absorption lidar. In: Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends Research Topics in Aerospace. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 465-476. ISBN 978-3-642-30182-7. ISSN 2194-8240

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Official URL: http://www.springer.com/series/8625

Abstract

Despite the need for global measurements of water vapor profiles with low bias and high vertical resolution there is currently no operational remote sensing system that would deliver such data. A possible solution to this problem is offered by the differential absorption lidar (DIAL) approach. The basic principle of operation will be described and some background on atmospheric light absorption by water vapor will be given. DLR’s airborne water vapor DIAL system WALES represents the currently most advanced system worldwide using a multiwavelength technique to cover the troposphere and lower stratosphere simultaneously. A few examples of measurements made with this system will illustrate the power of this active remote sensing method.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Measuring water vapor with differential absorption lidar
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Wirth, Martin UNSPECIFIED
Date:2012
Journal or Publication Title:Atmospheric Physics: Background - Methods - Trends
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 465-476
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Schumann, U.DLR
Publisher:Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Series Name:Research Topics in Aerospace
ISSN:2194-8240
ISBN:978-3-642-30182-7
Status:Published
Keywords:greenhouse effect, atmospheric boundary layer, hydrological cycle
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport, Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space, Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation, ATM and Operation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt, Aeronautics
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung, L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben LIDAR-Forschung und -Entwicklung, L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics > Lidar
Deposited By: Jana Freund
Deposited On:08 Oct 2012 18:13
Last Modified:13 Feb 2013 22:13

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