BackForwardInstrument:  O3 lidar 

Instrument details
Acronym O3 lidar
Full name Ozone lidar
Purpose Ozone vertical profile with highest vertical resolution and accuracy
Short description Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) operating on one of the ozone lines in UV and a nearby window. Details TBD
Background One of the instruments being considered in the framework of the GACM mission
Scanning Technique Nadir only. Details TBD
Coverage / Cycle
Mass Power Data Rate


Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Demonstration pending
Utilization Period: TBD
Last update: 2014-02-01
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

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Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Active and radio-occultation sensor
  • Lidar (Doppler lidar, backscatter lidar, lidar Dial, lidar altimeter)
WIGOS Subcomponents
  • Subcomponent 2
  • Trace gas lidars
  • Lidar (DIAL - for trace gases)
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • O3
  • O3 Total Column
Evaluation of Measurements

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Note: * Primary mission objective.
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
O3*1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only.DIAL specifically designed for ozone
O3 Total Column*1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Along-track only.DIAL specifically designed for ozone