A Small Spaceborne Lidar for Atmospheric Backscatter Measurements
Two years ago at the Laser’83- conference, the conceptual design of a spaceborne lidar for measurements from future operational earth-observation satellites was presented /1/. Here we report on the progress of this development into an instrument called Small Spaceborne Lidar for Atmospheric Backscatter- measurements (S2LAB). This instrument is designed to be part of some sensor package of future operational weather-observation satellites in an 800-km orbit. Fig.1 shows an artistņs view of such an instrument on board of some advanced remote-sensing satellite.
KeywordsTransmitter Laser Aerosol Layer Tropopause Height Sensor Package Passive Sensor
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