Turn-key Raman lidar for profiling atmospheric water vapor, clouds, and aerosols at the US Southern Great Plains Climate Study Site

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There are clearly identified scientific requirements for continuous profiling of atmospheric water vapor at the Department of Energy, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program, Southern Great Plains CART (Cloud and Radiation Testbed) site in northern Oklahoma. Research conducted at several laboratories has demonstrated the suitability of Raman lidar for providing measurements that are an excellent match to those requirements. We have developed and installed a ruggedized Raman lidar system that resides permanently at the CART site, and that is computer automated to eliminate the requirements for operator interaction. In addition to the design goal of profiling water vapor through most of the ... continued below

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Goldsmith, J.E.M.; Blair, F.H. & Bisson, S.E. December 31, 1997.

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There are clearly identified scientific requirements for continuous profiling of atmospheric water vapor at the Department of Energy, Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program, Southern Great Plains CART (Cloud and Radiation Testbed) site in northern Oklahoma. Research conducted at several laboratories has demonstrated the suitability of Raman lidar for providing measurements that are an excellent match to those requirements. We have developed and installed a ruggedized Raman lidar system that resides permanently at the CART site, and that is computer automated to eliminate the requirements for operator interaction. In addition to the design goal of profiling water vapor through most of the troposphere during nighttime and through the boundary layer during daytime, the lidar provides quantitative characterizations of aerosols and clouds, including depolarization measurements for particle phase studies.

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  • Winter topical meetings: meeting on chemistry and physics of small-scale structures, meeting on fourier transform spectroscopy, meeting on light and color in the open air and meeting on optical remote sensing of the atmosphere and tabletop exhibit, Santa Fe, NM (United States), 9-14 Feb 1997

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  • Other: DE97050449
  • Report No.: SAND--96-8698C
  • Report No.: CONF-970229--1
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 434850
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc678532

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Goldsmith, J.E.M.; Blair, F.H. & Bisson, S.E. Turn-key Raman lidar for profiling atmospheric water vapor, clouds, and aerosols at the US Southern Great Plains Climate Study Site, article, December 31, 1997; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc678532/: accessed July 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.