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Active remote sensing of the atmosphere using lasers

Devara, PCS (1989) Active remote sensing of the atmosphere using lasers. Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, 48 (2). pp. 71-83.

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The potential of the laser radar or lidar technique (lidar is an acronym for light detection and ranging) and the present state of the art of the technology for remote sounding of atmospheric constituents and meteorological parameters are reviewed. Based on lidar devices developed at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune, a review of measurements of some of these parameters is given. The scattering and absorption processes that occur due to the interaction of the laser radiation with the atmosphere and their application to the retrieval of information on various atmospheric parameters are summarized. The future scope of the lidar technique for probing the composition and physical state of the atmosphere is also outlined.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Earth Atmosphere--Remote Sensing; Gases--Measurements; Radar--Meteorological, Atmospheric Sensing; LIDAR Devices; Trace Gases, Remote Sensing
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 02 May 2015 06:50
Last Modified: 02 May 2015 06:50

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