Jun 18, 2000

Space Lasers Take Aim at the Wind

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Scientists hope to employ lidar - light detection and ranging - to provide higher quality snapshots of the winds that travel the globe.

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Global Hydrology and Climate Center -- a joint venture between government and academia to study the global water cycle and its effect on Earth's climate.

The Multi-center Airborne Coherent Atmospheric Wind Sensor -- home page; from the GHCC

Why Are Measurements of Winds from Space Needed? -- information from the Global Hydrology and Climate Center

meteor flash!
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