Abstract

We report a series of atmospheric aerosol backscatter measurements at two widely spaced CO2 laser wavelengths: 9.25 and 10.6 μm. Comparisons are made beween backscatter coefficient profiles at these two wavelengths up to 20-km altitude. Measurements such as those reported here can be used to assess the feasibility of coherent and they also provide a partial test of backscatter CO2 lidar for wind measurements, model predictions.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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