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A Small Spaceborne Lidar for Atmospheric Backscatter Measurements

  • M. Endemann
Conference paper

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Transmitter Laser Aerosol Layer Tropopause Height Sensor Package Passive Sensor 
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References

  1. (1).
    M. ENDEMANN, W. ENGLISCH: Spaceborne Lidars for Global Meteorological Measurements, Proc. Conf. Laser ’83, München, (1983), 505Google Scholar
  2. (2).
    H. GRASSL: Potential Applications of a Space-Borne LIDAR to Meteorology and Climatological Research, 12 Int. Laser Radar Conference, Aix en Provence (1984)Google Scholar
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    M.ENDEMANN: Orbiting Lidars for Atmospheric Sounding, Volume 2: Development of the Transmitter Laser, Final Report for ESTEC Contract No. 5186/82 (1985)Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Endemann
    • 1
  1. 1.Battelle-Institut e.V.Frankfurt a.M./DGermany

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