Remote sensing of atmospheric pressure and sea state from satellites using short-pulse multicolor laser altimeters.

C. S. Gardner, B. M. Tsai, J. B. Abshire

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Abstract

Short pulse multicolor laser ranging systems are currently being developed for satellite ranging applications. By measuring the orbital perturbations of retroreflector equipped satellites, some existing operational systems provide range resolution approaching a few millimeters. There is currently considerable interest in adapting these highly accurate systems for use as airborne and satellite based altimeters. Potential applications include the measurement of sea state, ground topography and atmospheric pressure.-from STAR, 22(6), 1984

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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