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Development of a Compact, Ground-Based Ozone DIAL SystemWe are developing a portable, eye-safe, ground-based ozone lidar instrument specialized for ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurements in the troposphere. This prototype instrument is intended to operate at remote field sites and to serve as the basic unit for future monitoring projects requiring multi-instrument networks, such as that proposed for the Global Tropospheric Ozone Project (GTOP). GTOP is currently being formulated by a scientific panel of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project to meet its goal to better understand the processes that control the global distribution of tropospheric ozone. In order for the lidar to be widely deployed in networks, it must be fairly easy to use and maintain as well as being cost-competitive with ground station launching ozone sondes which operate several times a day. To achieve these goals, emphasis is placed upon the incorporation of: (1) all-solid state transmitters which can reliably produce 20-40 mJ pulses; (2) a highly efficient, narrow-bandpass receiver; (3) dual analog and photon-counting detector channels; and (4) flexible, user-friendly control software.
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Acquisition Source
Langley Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Chyba, T. H.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
Zenker, T.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
McCray, C. L.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
Lee, H. R.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
Thomas, B.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
Elivert, R.
(Hampton Univ. VA United States)
Higdon, N. Scott
(ITT Systems and Sciences Corp. Albuquerque, NM United States)
Richter, D. A.
(ITT Systems and Sciences Corp. Albuquerque, NM United States)
Fishman, J.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Nineteenth International Laser Radar Conference
Issue: Part 2
Subject Category
Instrumentation And Photography
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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