Optical measurements of atmospheric particles from airborne platforms: in situ and remote sensing instruments for balloons and aircrafts

C. Buontempo, F. Cairo, G. Di Donfrancesco, R. Morbidini, M. Viterbini, A. Adriani


Multiwavelength laser backscattersondes (MAS) have been widely used from a variety of airborne platforms for
in situ measurements of optical properties of clouds and atmospheric particulate as well as their phase and composition.
Recently, a new miniaturized LIDAR (MULID) has been developed using state-of-art technology for
balloon borne profiling of the same quantities. A description of the two instruments, a survey of preliminary results
obtained during test flights and indications for future use are given.


remote sensing;LIDAR;backscattersonde;aerosol

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.4401/ag-3149
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