Solar radiation enters the Earth's atmosphere with a portion being scattered by clouds and aerosols.

Processing, archiving and distributing Earth science data
at the NASA Langley Research Center

LASE

LASE Data and Information

Lidar Atmospheric Sensing Experiment (LASE) is an airborne autonomous DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system developed to measure water vapor, aerosol, and cloud profiles. These measurements can be used in various atmospheric investigations, including studies of air mass modification, latent heat flux, the water vapor component of the hydrologic cycle, and atmospheric transport using water vapor as a tracer of atmospheric motions. The simultaneous measurement of aerosol and cloud distributions can provide important information on atmospheric structure and transport, and many meteorological parameters can also be inferred from these data.

Products Temporal Resolution Spatial Resolution Temporal Coverage
LASE AFWEX

11/27/2000 - 12/15/2000

LASE CAMEX3

3 seconds

Point Measurements

08/21/1998 - 09/23/1998

LASE SGP97

3 seconds

Point Measurements

07/11/1997 - 07/17/1997

LASE SOLVE

11/1999 - 03/2000

LASE TARFOX (ASCII)

3 seconds

Point Measurements

07/14/1996 - 07/26/1996

LASE Validation

3 seconds

Point Measurements

09/08/1995 - 09/27/1995

LASE read software is product dependent. If read software is available, a "read software" tab will appear on the product landing page.