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Lidar Measurements: Atmospheric Constituents, Clouds, and Ground Reflectance

  • Claus Weitkamp
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (volume 45)

Abstract

Vision is a capability developed to a high degree of perfection in many zoological species including man. In addition to shape, color, texture and movement, distance can also be inferred. Distance measurement schemes, however, tend to get increasingly inaccurate as soon as objects are farther away than 102 to 104 m, depending on circumstances. As with very few exceptions, vision is a passive process that relies on external sources of illumination, the straightforward and accurate time-of-flight determination of distance is not available to us naturally.

Keywords

Differential Absorption Lidar Measurement Backscatter Coefficient Atmospheric Constituent Aerosol Extinction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Claus Weitkamp
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  1. 1.Institut für Physikalische und Chemische AnalytikGKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbHGeesthachtGermany

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