Future Doppler lidar wind measurement from space in Japan

S. Ishii, T. Iwasaki, M. Sato, R. Oki, K. Okamoto, T. Ishibashi, P. Baron, T. Nishizawa

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Wind profile is fundamental in many atmospheric phenomena. Radiosonde, windprofiler, and Doppler lidar, have been developed for the wind measurement. Radiosonde and windprofiler are used to obtain wind profiles. About 1,300 weather stations launch radiosondes to obtain profiles of pressure, wind, temperature, and humidity. Most of the weather stations are on land, while the stations on the sea are very sparse. Spaceborne visible and infrared imagers and microwave scatterometers can obtain wind data only at a specific altitude. Current wind observations are not enough and their reliability in the global climate model and weather prediction must be improved. Many scientific groups anticipate the realization of a global observation system for three-dimensional wind measurements. The spaceborne Doppler lidar is regarded as one of the candidate sensors for the global wind measurements. The working group on Japanese spaceborne Doppler Lidar has been established to realize for wind measurements from space. In this paper, we describe the activities and goals of this working group.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions IV
ISBN (Print)9780819492685
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventRemote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions IV - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 312012 Nov 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherRemote Sensing and Modeling of the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Interactions IV


  • Atmospheric modeling
  • Doppler
  • Lidar
  • Simulation experiment
  • Spaceborne lidar
  • Wind measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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