Several new data products and applications for elastic backscatter lidar are achieved using simple conical scanning. Atmospheric boundary layer spatial and temporal structure is revealed with resolution not possible with static pointing lidars. Cloud fractional coverage as a function of altitude is possible with high temporal resolution. Wind profiles are retrieved from the cloud and aerosol structure motions revealed by scanning. New holographic technology will soon allow quasi-conical scanning and push-broom lidar imaging without mechanical scanning.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||European Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP|
|State||Published - Jun 1 2004|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science