BackForwardInstrument:  3D-Winds Lidar 

Instrument details
Acronym 3D-Winds Lidar
Full name Lidar of 3D-Winds
Purpose Atmospheric dynamics: wind profile in clear-air
Short description Assemblage of Doppler lidar, one coherent, one incoherent. Three wavelengths anticipated (UV, VIS and NIR). All details TBD.
Background New development
Scanning Technique TBD
Resolution
Coverage / Cycle
Mass Power Data Rate

 

Providing Agency NASA
Instrument Maturity Demonstration pending
Utilization Period: ≥2023-03 to ≥2026
Last update: 2020-04-08
Detailed characteristics
Satellites this instrument is flying on

Note: a red tag indicates satellites no longer operational, a green tag indicates operational satellites, a blue tag indicates future satellites

Instrument classification
  • Earth observation instrument
  • Active and radio-occultation sensor
  • Lidar (Doppler lidar, backscatter lidar, lidar Dial, lidar altimeter)
Mission objectives
Primary mission objectives
  • Wind (horizontal)
Secondary mission objectives
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Aerosol column burden
  • Aerosol mass mixing ratio
Opportunity objectives
  • Aerosol volcanic ash
Show allShow fewer
Tentative Evaluation of Measurements

The following list indicates which measurements can typically be retrieved from this category of instrument. To see a full Gap Analysis by Variable, click on the respective variable.

Note: table can be sorted by clicking on the column headers
VariableRelevance for measuring this variableOperational limitationsExplanation
Aerosol column burden2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Opportunity information from Doppler lidar wind profiler
Aerosol mass mixing ratio2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Opportunity information from Doppler lidar wind profiler
Aerosol Optical Depth2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Opportunity information from Doppler lidar wind profiler
Aerosol volcanic ash2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Opportunity information from Doppler lidar wind profiler
Aerosol volcanic ash Total Column2 - very highCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Opportunity information from Doppler lidar wind profiler
Wind (horizontal)1 - primaryCloud sensitive.. Radial, along-view only.Side-looking UV Doppler lidar for aerosol and air molecules scattering