Remote laser sensing of the Earth from space. III. Some results of the sounding of the earth surface and cloud fields by the lidar BALKAN

1Balin, Yu.S, 1Samoilova, SV, 2Tikhomirov, AA
1V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia
2Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering, Tomsk, Russia
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1998, 4 ;(1):22–28
Section: Study of the Earth from Space
Publication Language: Russian
Some preliminary results of laser sounding of the Earth surface (the ocean and the continent) and cloud fields obtained from the first Russian spaceborne lidar BALKAN in 1995 and 1996 are discussed in the paper. The measurements were made in various regions of the Earth under various light and shadow conditions for two orientation modes of the space station «Mir».
Keywords: laser sounding, LIDAR, space station
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