From Antarctica Lidar Discoveries to Oasis Explorationx

Xinzhao Chu, Zhibin Yu, Weichun Fong, Cao Chen, Jian Zhao, Ian F. Barry, John A. Smith, Xian Lu, Wentao Huang, Chester S. Gardner

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Stunning new science discoveries including neutral thermospheric metal layers in the 100-200 km altitude from McMurdo lidar campaign and other world lidar observations have led to a new initiative in the middle and upper atmosphere science community-the very large-aperture lidar Observatory for Atmosphere Space Interaction Studies (OASIS). These discoveries and the recent technology breakthroughs in Fe and Na Doppler lidars are presented to illustrate the science drivers and technology foundations forming the basis for OASIS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number12001
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
StatePublished - Jun 7 2016
Event27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 5 2015Jul 10 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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