Temperature validation using Rayleigh-Raman lidars

Philippe Keckhut, Alain Hauchecorne, Stuart McDermid, Thierry Leblanc, Hassan Bencherif, Guido DiDonfrancesco

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Two temperature products will be available within the MetOp mission. AMSU will provide temperature as already performed by the successive NOAA TIROS-N experiments and also has set up another experiment GRASS that is based on a very promising technology for operational temperature measurements and climate monitoring based on GPS technology. Temperature lidar data available within the NDSC network are also a key component for insuring temperature continuity from space in the GMES/GEOSS strategy. The OHP Rayleigh lidar take part of most of the temperature satellite validations during last 2 decades. Today, more lidar stations are available within the NDSC and provide data from poles to tropics. The Raman scattering is an additional capability than permits to extend temperature profiles downward in the presence of aerosols.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event1st EPS/MetOp RAO Workshop - , Italy
Duration: 1 Aug 2006 → …


Conference1st EPS/MetOp RAO Workshop
Period1/8/06 → …


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Keckhut, P., Hauchecorne, A., McDermid, S., Leblanc, T., Bencherif, H., & DiDonfrancesco, G. (2006). Temperature validation using Rayleigh-Raman lidars. Paper presented at 1st EPS/MetOp RAO Workshop, Italy.