Optical measurements of atmospheric particles from airborne platforms: In situ and remote sensing instruments for balloons and aircrafts

Carlo Buontempo, Francesco Cairo, Guido Di Donfrancesco, Roberto Morbidini, Maurizio Viterbini, Alberto Adriani

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57 - 64
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Geophysics
Volume49
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Geophysics

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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.