Space-based active optical remote sensing of carbon dioxide column using high-energy two-micron pulsed ipda lidar
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681, USA,
2 Analytical Services and Materials, Inc., Hampton, VA 23666, USA,
3 Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA,
4 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA,
5 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
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Published online: 13 April 2018
Modeling of a space-based high-energy 2-μm triple-pulse Integrated Path Differential Absorption (IPDA) lidar was conducted to demonstrate carbon dioxide (CO2) measurement capability and to evaluate random and systematic errors. A high pulse energy laser and an advanced MCT e-APD detector were incorporated in this model. Projected performance shows 0.5 ppm precision and 0.3 ppm bias in low-tropospheric column CO2 mixing ratio measurements from space for 10 second signal averaging over Railroad Valley (RRV) reference surface.
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