J. Phys. IV France
Volume 139, December 2006
Page(s) 337 - 360
From Regional Climate Modelling to the Exploration of Venus
C. Boutron
J. Phys. IV France 139 (2006) 337-360

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2006139022

Rayleigh temperature lidar applications: Tools and methods

P. Keckhut

Service d'Aéronomie, Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace, BP. 3, 91371 Verrières-le-Buisson, France

(Published online: 9 January 2007)

After 27 years of continuous operations of the Rayleigh temperature lidar, many tools have been developed. The lidar is well adapted to study the dynamics at several time scales. It includes gravity waves, atmospheric tides, planetary waves and student stratospheric warmings, atmospheric reentry, interannual changes and satellite validations. Methods have been explained as well as the limitations and uncertainties of these analyses.

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