P2.57 UPRM Lidar Raman and Polarization Channel Expansion and Data Analysis

Friday, 13 November 2009
Carl Allen Lizarraga, University of Puerto Rico/NOAA/CREST, San Juan, PR; and H. Parsiani

The study of global climate change requires precise satellite and ground-based remote sensing capabilities. The University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez (UPRM) Lidar system currently serves as an elastic backscatter system for the 355, 532, and 1064 nm channels for aerosol characterization. The Lidar receiver system is currently being expanded to include the Raman channels of 387 and 607 nm (N2) and 407 nm (H2O) for water vapor analysis. Depolarization measurements for the 355 and 532 nm channels will also be installed for particle shape detection. Data from the City University of New York (CUNY) Raman Lidar has been processed and analyzed as preparation for water vapor mixing ratio determination from the UPRM Lidar, once the system expansion is completed.
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