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Instruments and Experimental Techniques

, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp 890–894 | Cite as

A three-frequency Lidar for sensing microstructure characteristics of stratospheric aerosols

  • V. D. Burlakov
  • S. I. Dolgii
  • A. V. Nevzorov
Physical Instruments for Ecology, Medicine, and Biology

Abstract

A three-frequency lidar developed at the Siberian Lidar Station of the Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences) at Tomsk (56.5° N, 85.0° E) is described. The lidar is intended for sensing the microstructure characteristics of stratospheric aerosol at wavelengths of 355, 532, and 683 nm, which are, respectively, the third and second radiation harmonics of a Nd:YAG laser and the first Stokes component of conversion of laser radiation at a wavelength of 532 nm in hydrogen on the basis of the stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) effect. Knowledge of microstructure characteristics of the stratospheric aerosol is necessary for studying its influence on the radiation-temperature and chemical balance of the entire atmosphere. Some results of full-scale lidar measurements are presented.

Keywords

Lidar Stimulate Raman Scattering Aerosol Layer Stratospheric Aerosol Lidar Signal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. D. Burlakov
    • 1
  • S. I. Dolgii
    • 1
  • A. V. Nevzorov
    • 1
  1. 1.Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia

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