Remote laser sensing of the Earth from space. I. The russian spaceborne BALKAN lidar

1Zuev, VE, 2Balin, Yu.S, 3Tikhomirov, AA, 4Znamenskii, IV, 5Mel'nikov, VE
1Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia
2V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Tomsk, Russia
3Technological Design Institute of Scientific Instrument Engineering, Tomsk, Russia
4Open Joint Stock Company "Scientific-Research Institute of Space Device Engineering", Moscow, Russia
5S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia, Moscow Region, Russia
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1997, 3 ;(1):16–25
Publication Language: Russian
Description of the first Russian spaceborne single-frequency aerosol lidar BALKAN is presented. The lidar is designed for investigations of clouds and Earth's surface from the orbiting station "Mir". Comparison is made of performance parameters of the Russian lidar BALKAN and the american LITE and Russian-French lidar ALISSA.
Keywords: laser probing, LIDAR, remote sensing
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