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Ground-based Rayleigh-Mie Doppler liar for wind measurements in the middle atmosphere

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A unique Rayleigh-Mie Doppler wind lidar, measuring Doppler shift between the emitted and backscattered light using directdetection technique is deployed at Observatory of Haute Provence Southern France) and at Reunion island (tropical Indian Ocean). The instrument was shown capable of wind measurements between 5 and 50 km with accuracy better than 1 m/s up to 30 km. The system consists of a monomode Nd:Yag laser operating at 532 nm, three telescopes and a double-edge Fabry-Perot interferometer. The laser light is sent alternatively in the vertical as well as zonal and meridional directions at 40° from the zenith using a rotating mirror. The two components of the horizontal wind are obtained from the measurement of the Doppler shift of the return signal spectrally filtered by the Fabry-Perot etalon. After demonstration of the method in 1989 the measurements were used for studying stratospheric dynamics as well as for constructing wind climatology up to 50 km altitude. A new system, featuring a more compact design was installed at Maïdo observatory at Reunion Island (21° S). The design of the instrument, results of observations and comparison against GPS radiosondes are presented. Application of Doppler lidar for validation of the future ADM-Aeolus satellite mission is discussed as well.
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insu-01176112 , version 1 (16-06-2016)

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Sergey Khaykin, Alain Hauchecorne, Jacques Porteneuve, Jean-François Mariscal, Eric d'Almeida, et al.. Ground-based Rayleigh-Mie Doppler liar for wind measurements in the middle atmosphere. EPJ Web of Conferences, 2016, The 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 27), 110, pp.13005. ⟨10.1051/epjconf/201611913005⟩. ⟨insu-01176112⟩
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