GSFC Code 916: Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Branch [menu bar image map]

Ground-Based and Airborne Instruments




The Airborne Raman Ozone, Temperature, and Aerosol Lidar (AROTEL) is an airborne lidar system for measuring vertical profiles of stratospheric ozone, aerosol particles and temperature.
The Stratospheric Ozone Lidar Trailer Experiment (STROZ-LITE) is a mobile lidar system for measuring vertical profiles of atmospheric ozone, aerosol particles, and temperature.
AT Lidar
The Goddard Aerosol and Temperature Lidar (AT Lidar) was developed to perform multiwavelength studies of cirrus clouds and aerosols.
Solar Sextant
The solar Sextant experiment makes highly precise measurements of the diameter of the sun.

Past Instruments

The Airborne Raman Lidar (ARL) flies aboard the NASA DC-8 research aircraft. It measures vertical profiles of temperature, methane, and water vapor from the aircraft altitude up to approximately 22 km.

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