Multiwavelength laser backscattersondes (MAS) have been widely used from a variety of airborne platforms for in situ measurements of optical properties of clouds and atmospheric particulate as well as their phase and composition. Recently, a new miniaturized LIDAR (MULID) has been developed using state-of-art technology for balloon borne profiling of the same quantities. A description of the two instruments, a survey of preliminary results obtained during test flights and indications for future use are given.
|Pages (from-to)||57 - 64|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Annals of Geophysics|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
Buontempo, C., Cairo, F., Di Donfrancesco, G., Morbidini, R., Viterbini, M., & Adriani, A. (2006). Optical measurements of atmospheric particles from airborne platforms: In situ and remote sensing instruments for balloons and aircrafts. Annals of Geophysics, 49(1), 57 - 64.