Lidar: Range-Resolved Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

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Claus Weitkamp
Springer Science & Business, Jun 3, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 456 pages
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Written by leading experts in optical radar, or lidar, this book brings all the recent practices up-to-date. With a Foreword by one of the founding fathers in the area. Its broad cross-disciplinary scope should appeal to scientists ranging from the view of optical sciences to environmental engineers. Optical remote sensing has matured to become a lead method for cross-disciplinary research. This new multi-authored book reviews the state-of-the-art in a readable monograph.
 

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Contents

High Spectral Resolution Lidar
5
Polarization in Lidar
19
Lidar and Multiple Scattering
43
Lidar and Atmospheric Aerosol Particles
104
Heliports
183
References
210
4
216
Raman Lidar
241
Temperature Measurements with Lidar
272
References
303
Resonance Scattering Lidar
307
Doppler Wind Lidar
324
Airborne and Spaceborne Lidar
355
BELINDA and WhiteLight
399
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The editor, formerly heading a group of scientists at GKSS Research Center in Geesthacht, Germany, is now a consultant to GKSS. He carried out and supervised many projects in lidar development and applications, both theoretical and experimental. He was awarded Honorary Citizenship of the State of Tennessee and the International Committee on Laser Atmospheric Soundings (ICLAS) Lifetime Award.

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