Atmospheric temperature measurements made by rotational Raman scattering.

@article{Vaughan1993AtmosphericTM,
  title={Atmospheric temperature measurements made by rotational Raman scattering.},
  author={G. M. C. Vaughan and D. P. Wareing and S J Pepler and Luc Thomas and Valentin Mitev},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1993},
  volume={32 15},
  pages={2758-64}
}
Rotational Raman scattering of light from the second harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser is used to measure atmospheric temperature at altitudes of 3 to 20 km. The method relies on taking the ratio of light passed by two filters that differ slightly in their passbands, and is therefore insensitive to variations in atmospheric transmission. The calibration of the… CONTINUE READING