Program to Perform Research on the Density of the Upper Atmosphere Using Lidar Techniques
Final rept. 16 Sep 1987-16 Sep 1990
PHOTOMETRICS INC WOBURN MA
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This report covers a three year program to perform research on atmospheric density and related atmospheric parameters over the altitude region from a few km to approximately 100 km. The GLLIS mobile and fixed lidar systems were used in this research. Field campaigns to WPAFB, Ohio, and Greenland were included in this effort. Useful data on density and temperature were obtained to altitudes above 90 km during the WPAFB campaign, with characteristic time varying density variations observed. Various modifications and upgrades to systems capabilities were made. Density profiles were obtained under both night and day conditions using the mobile lidar. Extensive measurements of night time densitytemperature profiles were made using the fixed lidar system at GL.
- Atmospheric Physics
- Infrared Detection and Detectors