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Lidar

  • Definition: An instrument that uses a laser to generate intense pulses that are reflected from atmospheric particles of dust and smoke. Lidars have been used to determine the amount of particles in the atmosphere as well as particle movement that has been converted into wind speed. Lidar means light detection and ranging.

    Source: Essentials of Meteorology: An Invitation to the Atmosphere (fifth edition) by C. Donald Ahrens

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