Laser sounding from space; report of the ESA Technology Working Group on Space Laser Sounding and Ranging

Megie, G. and Quenzel, H. and Vaughan, J. M. and Martín Pereda, José Antonio (1989). Laser sounding from space; report of the ESA Technology Working Group on Space Laser Sounding and Ranging. Monografía (Technical Report). E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM), Holanda.

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Title: Laser sounding from space; report of the ESA Technology Working Group on Space Laser Sounding and Ranging
Author/s:
  • Megie, G.
  • Quenzel, H.
  • Vaughan, J. M.
  • Martín Pereda, José Antonio
Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Date: 1989
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Atmospheric Sounding, Earth Observations (From Space), European Space Programs, Optical Radar, Spaceborne Lasers, Accuracy, Backscattering, Cloud Physics, High Resolution, Meteorological Parameters, Weather Forecasting
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Tecnología Fotónica [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The purpose and principles of spaceborne lidar are described, giving particular attention to candidates for space deployment, including simple backscatter lidar for measuring of cloud top height, cloud extend and optical properties, differential absorption lidar providing high vertical resolution measurements of humidity, temperature and pressure, a wind profiling lidar with the unique capability of improved weather forecasting and global dynamics, and a ranging and altimeter lidar for very accurate measurement of surface features, including ground, sea and ice cap height for solid earth studies.

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Item ID: 34897
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/34897/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:34897
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Telecomunicación
Deposited on: 09 Apr 2015 08:27
Last Modified: 12 May 2015 10:58
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