Remote laser sensing of the Earth from space. II. Methodological aspects of lidar measurements aboard an orbiting station

1Balin, Yu.S, 2Tikhomirov, AA
1V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia
2Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering, Tomsk, Russia
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1997, 3 ;(1):26–33
Section: Study of the Earth from Space
Publication Language: Russian
Some methodological aspects concerning the arrangement of space-borne experiments on the remote laser sensing of the Earth are considered using the BALKAN lidar as an example. These include the orbiting station and lidar orientation modes at the sounding session, planning experiment and ballistic calculations, corresponding ground support measurements, accompanying photometric measure­ments or video recording, problems of the spatial and temporal uncertainties of measurement data, algorithms of the lidar data interpretation, etc.
Keywords: laser, LIDAR, remote sensing
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