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Authors: Buontempo, C.* 
Cairo, F.* 
Di Donfrancesco, G.* 
Morbidini, R.* 
Viterbini, M.* 
Adriani, A.* 
Title: Optical measurements of atmospheric particles from airborne platforms: in situ and remote sensing instruments for balloons and aircrafts
Issue Date: Feb-2006
Series/Report no.: 1/49 (2006)
Keywords: remote sensing
Subject Classification01. Atmosphere::01.01. Atmosphere::01.01.08. Instruments and techniques 
04. Solid Earth::04.02. Exploration geophysics::04.02.05. Downhole, radioactivity, remote sensing, and other methods 
Abstract: Multiwavelength laser backscattersondes (MAS) have been widely used from a variety of airborne platforms for in situ measurements of optical properties of clouds and atmospheric particulate as well as their phase and composition. Recently, a new miniaturized LIDAR (MULID) has been developed using state-of-art technology for balloon borne profiling of the same quantities. A description of the two instruments, a survey of preliminary results obtained during test flights and indications for future use are given.
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