Accession Number : AD0615444

Title :   LASER METEOROLOGICAL RADAR STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS INC PASADENA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Ellis D. ; Nugent,Leonard J. ; Cato,Glenn A.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : Theoretical studies have been conducted to determine the feasibility of employing optical radar techniques for the remote measurement of atmospheric meteorological parameters. These studies show the feasibility of laser radar measurements of atmospheric density, wind velocity, and concentration of water vapor and other variable constituents. Methods of temperature measurement have been identified and are feasible with a foreseeable improvement in the state of the art. An experiment is proposed to characterize atmospheric aerosol size distribution by means of polychromatic laser illumination. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LASERS, METEOROLOGICAL RADAR), (*METEOROLOGICAL RADAR, LASERS), FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MEASUREMENT, METEOROLOGICAL PHENOMENA, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, DOPPLER EFFECT

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE