Research Projects

Development of active remote sensing techniques for measurement of aerosols and clouds

Michelson interferometer in development for high-spectral-resolution lidar

We develop advanced active remote sensing techniques to measure the microphysical properties and spatial distribution of aerosols and clouds affecting the Earth’s climate. We work on 1) multi-parameter measurement of aerosols and clouds with high-spectral-resolution lidars (HSRLs) and Raman lidars, 2) development of next-generation HSRLs using interference spectrometry, and 3) development of methods to retrieve aerosol profiles from lidar data for various types of aerosols such as mineral dust, black carbon, sea-salt, and sulfate particles.