Raman Augmentation for Rayleigh Lidar
PHOTOMETRICS INC WOBURN MA
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Raman detection has recently been added to the Air Force Geophysics Laboratorys ground based lidar system GLEAM to augment that systems Rayleigh lidar measurements. In this paper we examine the possibilities of using the Raman measurements to self-normalize, and downwardly extend our measurements of stratosphere and lower mesosphere molecular density. By combining inelastic Raman and elastic Rayleigh plus Mie scatter measurements, one can isolate the Mie component of the scattering using the techniques of Cooney and correct the data to eliminate the effects of atmospheric attenuation. Lidar, Raman lidar.
- Atmospheric Physics