Comparison of measurements by the NASA/GSFC scanning Raman lidar and the DOE/ARM CART Raman lidar

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Latent heat transfer through evaporation and condensation of water vapor is the most important energy transport mechanism in the atmosphere. In addition, water vapor is the most active greenhouse gas. Any global warning scenario must take accurate account of the spatial and temporal variation of water vapor in order to account for both of these effects. Due to the great importance of water vapor in atmospheric radiation studies, specific intensive operations periods (IOPs) have been hosted by the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) program. One of the goals of these IOPs has been to determine the quality of ... continued below

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Whiteman, D.; Turner, D. & Evans, K. April 1, 1998.

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  • Whiteman, D. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Greenbelt, MD (United States). Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Turner, D. Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States)
  • Evans, K. Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, Baltimore, MD (United States)

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Latent heat transfer through evaporation and condensation of water vapor is the most important energy transport mechanism in the atmosphere. In addition, water vapor is the most active greenhouse gas. Any global warning scenario must take accurate account of the spatial and temporal variation of water vapor in order to account for both of these effects. Due to the great importance of water vapor in atmospheric radiation studies, specific intensive operations periods (IOPs) have been hosted by the Department of Energy`s Atmospheric Radiation Measurements (ARM) program. One of the goals of these IOPs has been to determine the quality of and explain any discrepancies among a wide variety of water vapor measuring instruments. Raman lidar systems developed by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and DOE/Sandia National Laboratories have participated in the two Water Vapor IOPs (WVIOPs) held at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) Cloud and Radiation Testbed Site (CART) site during 1996 (WVIOP1) and 1997 (WVIOP2). Detailed comparisons of these two systems is ongoing but this effort has already resulted in numerous improvements in design and data analysis for both lidar systems.

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  • 19. international laser radar conference, Annapolis, MD (United States), 6-10 Jul 1998

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  • Report No.: SAND--98-8561C
  • Report No.: CONF-980722--
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 671915
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Whiteman, D.; Turner, D. & Evans, K. Comparison of measurements by the NASA/GSFC scanning Raman lidar and the DOE/ARM CART Raman lidar, article, April 1, 1998; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc711648/: accessed September 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.