Pump-probe differential Lidar to quantify atmospheric supersaturation and particle-forming trace gases
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.
KeywordsLidar Atmospheric Parameter Lidar Signal Condensable Species Lidar Technique
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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