Lidar to determine the fractions of ice, liquid and water vapor in polar tropospheric clouds
Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska Fairbanks, AK 99775 USA
2 Laboratorio de Fisica de Materiales, UNED. Madrid, España.
3 Laboratorio Lidar. CITEDEF, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Published online: 13 April 2018
A new Lidar combining Raman spectroscopy and linear polarization analysis is presented. This new instrument identifies the fraction of ice, liquid, and water vapor in low level polar tropospheric clouds and provides the polarimetric S and P state of the backscattering 532 nm Lidar signal. An overview of the research applications is given followed by a theoretical estimation of the Lidar returns. The instrument concept and optical characteristics are discussed. First Lidar profiles and instrument evaluations will be provided during the conference.
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