Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) instruments, help scientists, meteorologists and air quality professionals monitor clouds and aerosols to better understand the structure of our atmosphere. MPL’s long-range capabilities and high quality signal increase efficiency and accuracy of the data capture process for improved atmospheric mapping. Designed for NASA, MPL uses eye safe lasers, precision photon counting electronics, and built-in data analysis to deliver a rich source of atmospheric feature information for uncovering changes in our environment.
MPL sensing tools are used on land, in the air and in space for:
• Atmospheric research – studying the physics of clouds, measuring the planetary boundary layer and using that data to improve forecasting models
• Air traffic support – detecting plumes of volcanic ash and providing vital air traffic support information
• Industrial plume tracking – detecting and tracking dust plume propagation and transport
• Air quality – monitoring, forecasting, safety and enforcement for municipalities
Agencies like the U.S. Navy, NASA, NOAA, the EPA, and the U.S. Department of Energy have been turning to Micro Pulse LiDAR instruments since 1998.