resonance fluorescence lidar

resonance fluorescence lidar

[¦rez·ən·əns flu̇′res·əns ‚lī‚där]
(optics)
A type of lidar in which the laser wavelength is tuned to the resonance absorption wavelength of a specific molecular species whose resonant backscatter cross section is measured in order to determine its density in the upper atmosphere.
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The longest chapter describes the measurement of temperature and constituent structures in the middle and upper atmosphere by resonance fluorescence lidar. Other topics of the nine papers include fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging of lidar targets, wind lidar, airborne lidar systems, and space-based lidar.
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