Accession Number : AD0679594

Title :   LIDAR-RADAR LOWER ATMOSPHERIC OBSERVATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final scientific rept. 16 Oct 67-15 Oct 68,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Viezee,William ; Oblanas,John

Report Date : 15 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Daytime observations of the vertical temperature and humidity structure in the atmosphere below 1000 meters made with a Cricketsonde rocket system are compared with simultaneous observations from a ruby lidar (laser radar) and a microwave K-band radar. Observations were made at the SRI field site in Palo Alto, California, during August 1968 in the absence of low clouds when haze and pollution were visually evident. Analyses of the data show a direct relationship between Cricketsonde and lidar data, an indirect relationship between Cricketsonde and K-band data, and no relationship between lidar data and K-band radar data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL RADAR, *ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING), SOUNDING ROCKETS, RADIOSONDES, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, DIURNAL VARIATIONS, AIR POLLUTION, INSTRUMENTATION, K BAND, GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE