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Potential Pitfalls Related to Space-Based Lidar Remote Sensing of the Earth With an Emphasis on Wind MeasurementA collection of issues is discussed that are potential pitfalls, if handled incorrectly, for earth-orbiting lidar remote sensing instruments. These issues arise due to the long target ranges, high lidar-to-target relative velocities, low signal levels, use of laser scanners, and other unique aspects of using lasers in earth orbit. Consequences of misunderstanding these topics range from minor inconvenience to improper calibration to total failure. We will focus on wind measurement using coherent detection Doppler lidar, but many of the potential pitfalls apply also to noncoherent lidar wind measurement, and to measurement of parameters other than wind.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Kavaya, Michael J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL United States)
Spiers, Gary D.
(Alabama Univ. Huntsville, AL United States)
Frehlich, Rod G.
(Colorado Univ. Boulder, CO United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
January 22, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring
Volume: 4153
Subject Category
Earth Resources And Remote Sensing
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