Lidar data products and applications enabled by conical scanning

Geary K. Schwemmer, David Owen Miller, Thomas D. Wilkerson, Lee Sangwoo

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Several new data products and applications for elastic backscatter lidar are achieved using simple conical scanning. Atmospheric boundary layer spatial and temporal structure is revealed with resolution not possible with static pointing lidars. Cloud fractional coverage as a function of altitude is possible with high temporal resolution. Wind profiles are retrieved from the cloud and aerosol structure motions revealed by scanning. New holographic technology will soon allow quasi-conical scanning and push-broom lidar imaging without mechanical scanning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-20
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Space Agency, (Special Publication) ESA SP
Issue number561
StatePublished - Jun 1 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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