Articles | Volume 9, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3707–3715, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3707-2016
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 9, 3707–3715, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-9-3707-2016

Research article 11 Aug 2016

Research article | 11 Aug 2016

Mesospheric temperature soundings with the new, daylight-capable IAP RMR lidar

Michael Gerding et al.

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Temperature soundings by lidar are an important tool for the understanding of the middle atmosphere, including gravity waves and tides. Though, mesospheric lidar soundings at daytime are rare. We describe a daylight-capable RMR lidar with optical bandwidths in the range of the Doppler broadened laser backscatter. We account for the systematic temperature error induced by the optical filter, and present examples of daylight-independent temperature sounding as well as tidal analysis.