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Abstract Based on Raman-shifted Nd:YAG or KrF laser, a method of three-wavelength Dual DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) for tropospheric ozone measurements is proposed. A theoretical analysis and numerical simulations of the measurement error have been performed. The results show that this method can reduce the error in ozone measurements caused by the aerosol layer in the troposphere by a factor of ten. The proposed method is also shown to be insensitive to aerosol optical properties, and therefore, one does not need to know the wavelength dependence of aerosol scattering. The dual-DIAL with 277.1, 291.8, 313.2 nm radiation based on a Raman-shifted KrF laser can be used both during day- and night-time. The dual-DIAL with 289.0, 299.1, 316.1 nm radiation based on Raman-shifted Nd:YAG laser can only be used during night-time.
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