MRI Lidar Project
To develop a Major Research Instrumentation: Mobile Fe-resonance/Rayleigh/Mie Doppler lidar for simultaneous measurements of temperature (30-110 km), wind (80-110 km), Fe density (75-115 km), and aerosol (10-100 km) in both day and night with high accuracy, high precision, and high spatial and temporal resolutions. This lidar will be robust and compact for groundbased mobile deployment. It is containerized to move with a truck or ship to field locations of interest with extensive geographic coverage. Chirp-free and dither-free frequency locking and saturation-free Fe layer resonance will result in a bias-free estimate of winds and temperatures, which is revolutionary for Doppler lidar.