Measurements of tropospheric ozone with a compact UV DIAL system Conference Paper uri icon


  • Current results from laboratory testing of an eye-safe, ground-based ozone lidar instrument specialized for ozone differential absorption lidar (DIAL) measurements in the troposphere are presented. This compact prototype instrument is intended to be a prototype for operation at remote field sites and to serve as the basic unit for future monitoring projects requiring multi-instrument networks. In order for the lidar to be widely deployed, it must be fairly easy to use and maintain as well as being cost-competitive with a ground station launching ozone sondes several times a week. To achieve these goals, the system incorporates (1) an all-solid state compact OPO transmitter, (2) a highly efficient, narrow bandpass grating-based receiver, (3) dual analog and photon-counting detector channels, and (4) a PC-based data acquisition system.

published proceedings

  • Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Chyba, T. H., Zenker, T., McCray, C. L., Lee, H. R., Elivert, R., Thomas, B., ... Fishman, J.

complete list of authors

  • Chyba, TH||Zenker, T||McCray, CL||Lee, HR||Elivert, R||Thomas, B||Toppin, C||Larson, D||Higdon, NS||Richter, DA||Fishman, J

publication date

  • December 1999