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Special Issue "Lidar for Atmospheric Remote Sensing"

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Remote Sensors".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 December 2023 | Viewed by 220

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Francesco Cairo
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Guest Editor
Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (ISAC), National Research Council (CNR), 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: lidar; atmospheric measurement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lidar systems are important tools for obtaining atmospheric profiles of density, temperature, wind and turbulence, as well as detecting minor gaseous species and clouds or particulate matter in the atmosphere. The high degree of automation that has been achieved has allowed lidar systems to be hosted on satellites or to set up automatic measurement networks, thereby contributing significantly to the increase in the understanding of atmospheric, meteorological and climatic physical–chemical processes, as well improving the ability to monitor the environment in real time. Recent technological and methodological innovations allows these systems to carry out measurements with unprecedented accuracy and resolution, while cutting-edge technologies in laser emission and signal detection systems, as well as innovative signal interpretation algorithms, pave the way for new systems of unprecedented capabilities, miniaturization and low cost. This Special Issue invites contributions on lidar technology and algorithm developments, including new hardware design, innovative laser sources and detectors, and new environmental application fields.

Dr. Francesco Cairo
Guest Editor

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  • lidar
  • remote sensing
  • air quality
  • aerosol
  • greenhouse gases
  • turbulence
  • wind
  • atmospheric temperature
  • light detectors
  • laser
  • environment

Published Papers

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