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Development of UV Raman LIDAR System to Measure Temperature and Water Vapour Profiles in Troposphere Layer

Mehradad Kabral --- Shivaji Patel --- Rajeev Chandrakar --- Manu Kapur Sing --- Soni Agrawal

Iraqi Journal of Applied Physics المجلة العراقية للفيزياء التطبيقية
ISSN: 18132065 23091673 Year: 2018 Volume: 14 Issue: 2 Pages: 19-26
Publisher: iraqi society for alternative and renewable energy sources and techniques الجمعية العراقية لمصادر وتقنيات الطاقة البديلة والمستجدة

Abstract

In this work, developing a UV Raman LIDAR system to be used for measuring water vapour and temperature profiles within the troposphere. LIDAR provides a continuous remote sensing method for the simultaneous measurement of temperature and humidity profiles in the troposphere. This enables continuous monitoring of the radio refractivity profile with good time and height resolution, which is of great benefit in radiowave propagation studies. The system is designed to be used by day and night. The main benefit of this technique over the more traditional use of radiosonde ascents is in being able to continuously monitor atmospheric conditions, a capability of great benefit in the modelling of radiowave propagation.

Keywords

LIDAR --- Troposphere region --- Radio refractivity --- Temperature profile