Lidar Innovations for Technologies and Environmental Sciences (LITES) – An Remote Sensing Infrastructure Facility: Setup and Measurements Examples
1 School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, United Kingdom
2 now at: Leipzig Institute for Meteorology (LIM), Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
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Published online: 7 July 2020
At the University of Hertfordshire, we have been developing a new remote sensing facility (LITES) to explore the feasibility of using Raman and/or fluorescence backscattering for chemical aerosol profiling. This paper provides an overview of the instruments of the facility and measurement examples. LITES includes a ultra-high-energy Nd:YAG/OPO setup, spectroscopic equipment with high spectral resolution, several imaging and single detectors that allow for time-resolved (lidar) signal detection, a Raman/fluorescence microscope, and a suite of gas and aerosol chambers. We present examples of elastic, rotational and vibrational spectroscopic lidar signals, as well as in-situ microscopic spectrums of dust and bio-aerosol compounds.
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