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The Zugspitze Raman Lidar: System Testing

Höveler, Katharina; Klanner, Lisa; Trickl, Thomas; Vogelmann, Hannes

A high-power Raman lidar system has been installed at the high-altitude research station Schneefernerhaus (Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany) at 2675 m a.s.l., at the side of the existing wide-range differrential-absorption lidar. An industrial XeCl laser was modified for polarized single-line operation at an average power of about 175 W. This high power and a 1.5-m-diameter receiver are expected to allow us to extend the operating range for water-vapour sounding to more than 25 km, at an accuracy level of the order of 10 %. In addition, temperature measurements in the free troposphere and to altitudes beyond 80 km are planned. The system is currently thoroughly tested and exhibits an excellent performance up to the lowermost stratosphere. We expect that results for higher altitudes can be presented at the meeting.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung - Atmosphärische Umweltforschung (IMK-IFU)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201611905008
ISSN: 2100-014X
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-563916
KITopen ID: 1000056391
HGF-Programm 12.03.01; LK 01
Erschienen in The European physical journal / Web of Conferences
Band 119
Seiten 05008/1-4
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 27th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC27), New York, NY, July 5-10, 2015
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