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Lidar - MLT studies at the Arecibo Observatory
STATUS
Deployed
AVAILABILITY
via the NAIC observing proposal system or direct contact with the responsible parties.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
NAIC proposal system at http://www.naic.edu/science/proposals_set.htm
Surface Remote
active optical, i.e. lidars Used to study chemistry, dynamics, temperatures, meteoric input, and ion-neutral interactions. These include a K Doppler lidar and two metal density lidars that can probe any two of: Na, Ca, Ca+, Fe or K. We can also undertake Rayleigh, Raman and Mie scatter studies with the active contribution of interested participants.
CONTACT
Jonathan Friedman
NAIC
jonathan@naic.edu
SECONDARY CONTACT
C. Tepley
NAIC
craig@naic.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Facility TypeFixed
LocationArecibo,Puerto Rico (18.35N,66.75W)
VariablesFundamental measurements: resonance lidar Derived variables: temperature, metal atom density
Archive Data Availabilitypartial availability on the CEDAR database, the NAIC database, and upon request
REFERENCES
Friedman, J. S., and X. Chu, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D14107, doi: 10.1029/2006JD008220, 2007. Friedman, J. S., X. Zhang, X. Chu, and J. M. Forbes (2009), J. Geophys. Res., 114, D11114, doi:10.1029/2009JD0011763. Tepley, C. A., S. Raizada, Q. H. Zhou, and J. Friedman, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(1), 1009, doi:10.1029/2003GL015927, 2003a. Raizada, S., and C. A. Tepley, Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(2), 54-1-54-4, doi:10.1029/2002GL016537, 2003. Raizada, S., C. A. Tepley, D. Janches, J. S. Friedman, Q. Zhou, and J. D. Mathews, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 66, 595-606, 2004. Zhou, Q., J., J. S. Friedman, S. Raizada, C. Tepley, and Y. T. Morton, J. Atmos. Solar Terr. Phys., 67(13), 1245-1257, doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2005.06.013, 2005.
REMARKS
Operational mode: routine Measurement range: 80-105 km Keywords: potassium resonance lidar Vendor: NAIC Specifications: Frequency: 770.nm Power: 3W
UPDATED ON
11 Nov 2009 09:50