European Facility For Airborne Research April 7, 2020, 06:46
|Name||Ozone Lidar EXperiment|
|Name||Aerosol LIDAR (LIght Detection And Ranging)|
|Measured parameter||Aerosol backscatter coefficient|
Laser pulses are transmitted, the backscattered radiation is collected in a telescope and measured by appropriate detectors. The ranging is done by measuring the pulse travel time. The backscattered signal contains information on the microphysical particle properties (aerosol Lidar).
|Measurement(s)||Active Remote Sensing|
|Operating mode||Remote sensing|
Vertically upward pointing.
Operating at 3 wavelengths : 308 nm; 345 nm; 532 nm
Spatial distribution of PSCs (resolution : vertical : 15 m, horizontal : 20 m)
Discrimination between type Ia / Ib / II PSCs
Backscatter-ratios of stratospheric aerosols.
Ozone profiles from 12 to 26 km
Vertical resolution 1 km, horizontal resolution 20-30 km
Detection of different airmasses using the aerosol concentration as tracer.
|Could also fit on any aircraft having the following characteristics|