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Differential absorption and Raman lidar for water vapor profile measurements - A reviewDifferential absorption lidar and Raman lidar have been applied to the range-resolved measurements of water vapor density for more than 20 years. Results have been obtained using both lidar techniques that have led to improved understanding of water vapor distributions in the atmosphere. This paper reviews the theory of the measurements, including the sources of systematic and random error; the progress in lidar technology and techniques during that period, including a brief look at some of the lidar systems in development or proposed; and the steps being taken to improve such lidar systems.
Document ID
19910038507
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Grant, William B.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Optical Engineering
Volume: 30
ISSN: 0091-3286
Subject Category
Lasers And Masers
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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