Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Active Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

ENV-716

Lecturer(s) :

Berne Alexis
Simeonov Valentin

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Every two years / Next time: Fall 2017. Minimum 5 inscrits

Summary

Provide the students the basics to understand and analyze remotely sensed measurements from active systems like lidar (in particular temperature, humidity, aerosols) and radar (weather and cloud radar, wind profiler).

Content

Optical remote sensing:

1. Structure and composition of the atmosphere

2. Light propagation in the atmosphere

3. Fundamentals of the lidar techniques

4. Atmospheric lidar types

5. Basics of the lidar hardware

6. Long open-path techniques

 

Microwave remote sensing:

1. Precipitation and cloud microphysics

2. Principle of weather radar

3. Multiparameter weather radar

4. Sources of error

5. Cloud radar

6. Wind profiler

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Keywords

LIDAR, RADAR, atmospheric profiling

In the programs

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German