One of the promising methods of remotely sensing molecular concentrations in the atmosphere is Raman LIDAR. LIDAR is an acronym for Light Detectection And Ranging. The principle is similar to RADAR; a laser is used as the source of radiation and an optical telescope as the receiver. In this talk I will describe several field LIDAR systems and the results they provide. In particular, I will point out the advantages provided by Raman LIDAR observations for measurements of atmospheric transmissivity, particle loading, and concentrations of trace constituents.
KeywordsRaman Scattering Resonance Effect Ruby Laser Atmospheric Transmission Standard Atmosphere
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