CEOS Instrument: CO2 LIDAR (ASCENDS)




Instrument:CO2 LIDAR (ASCENDS)
Agency: NASA
Mission: ASCENDS
Status:Proposed
Type:Atmospheric lidar
Description:Measure the number density of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) in the column. Measure length of the column using a laser altimeter and measure ambient air pressure and temperature.
Spatial Resolution: N/A
Swath Width: 200 m
Wavebands: 1.57 ?m
Technology: Atmospheric lidar
Description: Lidar measuring the backscattering of atmospheric components such as clouds and aerosol. One or two wavelengths can be exploited, in UV or Vis or NIR. Nadir-only, resolution typically ~ 100 m both horizontal and vertical. Applicable only in LEO.

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CEOS Data Base Version: 17 - Created: 2012-01-18