LITE Project keyword Update

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LITE Project keyword Update

by ASDC - ingridgs » Tue Apr 23, 2024 12:25 pm America/New_York


The LITE project's description needs to be updated.

" The Lidar In-space Technology Experiment (LITE) was initiated in 1985 to demonstrate the operation of a lidar in space. It was decided that the most convincing demonstration would be within the context of actual atmospheric investigations, and toward this end, a LITE Science Steering Group was formed in 1988 to develop instrument performance requirements, guide the development of the LITE experiment plan, and utilize the scientific data provided by the instrument. LITE was flown on the Space Shuttle Discovery as part of the STS-64 mission between September 9 and September 20, 1994.
The LITE instrument was designed to measure clouds and aerosols in the stratosphere and troposphere, the height of the planetary boundary layer (PBL), and atmospheric temperature and density in the stratosphere between 25 km and 40 km altitude. Additionally, limited measurements of the surface return strength over both land and ocean were collected to explore retrievals of surface properties.
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Re: LITE Project keyword Update

by GCMD - tstevens » Wed Apr 24, 2024 9:42 am America/New_York

Thank you for your keyword request. We will review it and let you know when it is complete.

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