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Entry ID: griplase

Abstract: NASA's Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) system is an airborne DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) system used to measure water vapor, aerosols, and clouds throughout the troposphere. LASE probes the atmosphere using lasers to transmit light in the 815-nm absorption band of water vapor. Pulses of laser light are fired vertically below the aircraft. A small fraction of the transmitted laser light is reflected from the atmosphere back to the aircraft and collected with a telescope receiver. The received light indicates the amount of water vapor along the path of the laser beam. LASE operated on the NASA DC-8 in the Geneesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment with data spanning between Aug. 13, 2010 - Sep.25, 2010.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 45.0   S: 0.0   E: 0.0   W: -100.0

Data Set Citation
Version: 1
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-08-13
Stop Date: 2010-09-25
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: DAILY
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2011-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27