Langley mobile ozone lidar: ozone and aerosol atmospheric profiling for air quality research.

Applied optics

PubMedID: 28157936

De Young R, Carrion W, Ganoe R, Pliutau D, Gronoff G, Berkoff T, Kuang S. Langley mobile ozone lidar: ozone and aerosol atmospheric profiling for air quality research. Appl Opt. 2017;56(3):721-730.
The Langley mobile ozone lidar (LMOL) is a mobile ground-based ozone lidar system that consists of a pulsed UV laser producing two UV wavelengths of 286 and 291 nm with energy of approximately 0. 2??mJ/pulse and repetition rate of 1 kHz. The 527 nm pump laser is also transmitted for aerosol measurements. The receiver consists of a 40 cm parabolic telescope, which is used for both backscattered analog and photon counting. The lidar is very compact and highly mobile. This demonstrates the utility of very small lidar systems eventually leading to space-based ozone lidars. The lidar has been validated by numerous ozonesonde launches and has provided ozone curtain profiles from ground to approximately 4 km in support of air quality field missions.