2014 CEDAR Workshop
Rayleigh lidar opened a portion of the atmosphere, from 30 to 90 km, to ground-based observations. Rayleigh-scatter observations were made at the Atmospheric Lidar Observatory (ALO) at Utah State University (USU) from 1993–2004 between 45 and 90 km, creating a very dense data set consisting of ~5000 hours of observations carried out over ~900 nights. The lidar had a mirror of area 0.15 m2 and a frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser operating at 532 nm at 30 Hz at ~21 W, giving a power-aperture product (PAP) of ~3.1 Wm2.
Wickwar, V., Sox, L., Barton, D., Herron, J., & Emerick, M. (2014, June 22). Extremely Sensitive Rayleigh-Scatter Lidar at USU. Presented at the 2014 CEDAR Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.