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Title: Backscatter nephelometer to calibrate scanning lidar

Author: Wold, Cyle E.; Kovalev, Vladmir A.; Hao, Wei Min;

Date: 2008

Source: In: Reviewed and Revised Papers Presented at the 24th International Laser Radar Conference, Vol. II; 2008 June 23-27; Boulder, CO. Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research; Washington, DC: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. p. 932-935.

Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)

Description: The general concept of an open-path backscatter nephelometer, its design, principles of calibration and the operational use are discussed. The research-grade instrument, which operates at the wavelength 355 nm, will be co-located with a scanning-lidar at measurement sites near wildfires, and used for the lidar calibration. Such a near-end calibration has significant advantages compared with the conventional method of far-end calibration that assumes an aerosol-free atmosphere at some high altitude.

Keywords: backscatter nephelometer, scanning lidar, wildfire

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Wold, Cyle E.; Kovalev, Vladimir A.; Hao, Wei Min. 2008. Backscatter nephelometer to calibrate scanning lidar. In: Reviewed and Revised Papers Presented at the 24th International Laser Radar Conference, Vol. II; 2008 June 23-27; Boulder, CO. Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research; Washington, DC: National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. p. 932-935.

 


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