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Observations of Cirrus Clouds over the Pacific Region by the NASA Multiwavelength Lidar SystemAs part of the Pacific Exploratory Mission-West Campaign that took place during 16 Sep. - 21 Oct. 1991, lidar measurements were made from the ARC DC-8 aircraft at an altitude of approximately 9 km. This mission provided a unique opportunity to make cirrus cloud observations around the Pacific region covering the latitude range from 5 to 55 deg N and the longitude range from -114 to 120 deg E. Cirrus clouds were observed on most of these flights providing a unique data base. The latitudinal coverage of cirrus observations was further extended to -5 deg S from observations on 30 Jan. 1992 as part of the Airborne Arctic Stratospheric Expedition 2. During this latter mission, aerosol depolarizations at 622 and 1064 nm were also measured. The optical characteristics and statistics related to these cirrus cloud observations are summarized.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Ismail, Syed
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Browell, Edward V.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Fenn, Marta A.
(STX Corp. Hampton, VA., United States)
Nowicki, Greg D.
(STX Corp. Hampton, VA., United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: Sixteenth International Laser Radar Conference, Part 1
Subject Category
Meteorology And Climatology
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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