Applied Physics B

, Volume 117, Issue 2, pp 667–672 | Cite as

Pump-probe differential Lidar to quantify atmospheric supersaturation and particle-forming trace gases

  • J. C. S. Chagas
  • T. Leisner
  • J. Kasparian


We propose a pump-probe differential Lidar technique to remotely map the ability of the atmosphere to undergo particle condensation, which depends on the concentration of both pre-existing nanoparticles and condensable species or their precursors. Besides its interest for improving short-time, local weather forecast, this technique could provide information on atmospheric parameters such as the concentration of condensable species and physical parameters including the temperature and relative humidity.


Lidar Atmospheric Parameter Lidar Signal Condensable Species Lidar Technique 
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We acknowledge technical assistance of Nicolas Berti in programming the numerical simulations, as well as Jean-Pierre Wolf for fruitful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GAP-NonlinearUniversité de GenèveGenève 4Switzerland
  2. 2.Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies-CPTECNational Institute for Space Research-INPECachoeira PaulistaBrazil
  3. 3.Institute for Meteorology and Climate ResearchKarlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany

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