Temperature lidar measurements from 1 to 105 km altitude using resonance , Rayleigh , and Rotational Raman scattering

  title={Temperature lidar measurements from 1 to 105 km altitude using resonance , Rayleigh , and Rotational Raman scattering},
  author={Michael Alpers and Ronald Eixmann and Cord Fricke-Begemann and M Gerding and Josef H{\"o}ffner},
For the first time, three different temperature lidar methods are combined to obtain time-resolved complete temperature profiles with high altitude resolution over an altitude range from the planetary boundary layer up to the lower thermosphere (about 1–105 km). The Leibniz-Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP) at K̈ uhlungsborn, Germany (54 N, 12 E) operates two lidar instruments, using three different temperature measurement methods, optimized for three altitude ranges: (1) Probing the… CONTINUE READING


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