Mobile Multiwavelength Polarization Raman Lidar for Water Vapor, Cloud and Aerosol Measurement
1. Ocean Remote Sensing Institute, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China.
2. Xi’an University of Technology, Xi’an 710048, China.
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Published online: 7 June 2016
Aiming at the detection of water vapor mixing ratio, particle linear depolarization ratio, extinction coefficient and cloud information, the Water vapor, Cloud and Aerosol Lidar (WVCAL) was developed by the lidar group at Ocean University of China. The Lidar consists of transmitting subsystem, receiving subsystem, data acquisition and controlling subsystem and auxiliary subsystem. These parts were presented and described in this paper. For the measurement of various physical properties, three channels including Raman channel, polarization channel and infrared channel are integrated in this Lidar system. In this paper, the integration and working principle of these channels is introduced in details. Finally, a measurement example which was operated in coastal area-Qingdao, Shandong province, during 2014 is provided.
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