Abstract

A feasibility study is performed to further explore the potential of the lidar observation as a tool for the study of the molecular and dust structure of the atmosphere. A computerized model of observation and solution is used to demonstrate a specific multiwavelength technique for separating the molecular and dust components of the lidar sounding up to 30 km. The detection of a time-dependent temperature wave at 13 km is simulated. The problem of observational error is also examined.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

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