During the past decade, a variety of laser techniques has been proposed and experimentally demonstrated for atmospheric wind speed measurements1 with a varied degree of success and practical usefulness. In most cases an investigator proposed a technique of laser velocimetry and/or reported a successful atmospheric wind-speed measurement at a convenient range without discussing the time required for such a measurement or the dependence of the measurement rate on laser power and aerosol condition.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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