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Special Issue "Atmospheric Applications of Lidar"
A special issue of Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Using laser beams for atmosphere sounding developed soon after the invention of the laser by T. Maiman in 1960. In 1964, for instance, Fiocco and Grams published an article showing for the first time the detection of aerosol particles in the high atmosphere with a ruby laser. The observation and characterization of aerosols throughout the atmosphere have become common with lidars of growing complexity (multi-wavelengths, polarisation diversity), now often integrated in networks. The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) was launched in 2006 and is still orbiting the earth. Lidar aerosol observations are now used for the forecast of air quality. Doppler lidars were developed in the 80s and 90s for the observation of the wind field in the lower or higher atmosphere. They are now commercially available and widely deployed around the world for the wind energy industry, the surveillance of airports, etc. A wind lidar – the AEOLUS mission – has been recently launched into space. Lidar for the measurement of vertical profiles of temperature, humidity, concentration of gaseous components of the atmosphere have also been built, envisaged for space missions, and improve thanks to the progress made in the laser and detector technologies.
The Special Issue will attempt to give an overview of the latest developments in both the lidar technology and scientific as well as industrial applications for the observation of the atmosphere.
Dr. Alain M. Dabas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- Atmospheric composition
- Green-house gases
- Space missions
- Air quality