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dc.contributor.advisorCooper, Alfred W.
dc.contributor.authorGunal, Murat
dc.date1995-09
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-12T17:04:57Z
dc.date.available2013-04-12T17:04:57Z
dc.date.issued1995-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/30741
dc.descriptionThe views expressed in this thesis are those of the author and do not relfect the offical policy or position of the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrevious modifications were made to the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Lidar System to enable comparison of lidar returns with radiosonde vertical profiles. Inaccuracies due to flexing of the lidar mounting structure limited observation of correlation between lidar and balloon data. Reconstruction with anew telescope and integral mounting now provides stable overlap of laser illumination and receiver field-of-view while maintaining eye safety. This revised system permits more measurement of profile correlation. Both day and night lidar measurement series have been compared with concurrent radiosonde launches in the Monterey Bay area. Maximum ranges from clouds greater than 3500 meters by day and greater than 5000 meters by night have been achieved. Within this range comparison can be made with moderate accuracy with the temperature and pressure profile boundary layer ceiling. Recommendations are made for future enhancement of sensitivity of correlation.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipAEGIS Program Office PMS-400Ben_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/modificationofna1094530741
dc.format.extentix, 60 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School.en_US
dc.subjectrefractionen_US
dc.subjectlidaren_US
dc.subjectNd:YAGen_US
dc.subjectradiosondeen_US
dc.subjectlaseren_US
dc.subjectlidar profileen_US
dc.titleModification of the Naval Postgraduate School Lidar Systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDavidson, K.L.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
dc.contributor.departmentSystems Engineering (SE)
dc.description.funderN0002495WRA0142en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Junior Grade, Turkish Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Systems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSystems Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US
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