from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A method of detecting distant objects and determining their position, velocity, or other characteristics by analysis of pulsed laser light reflected from their surfaces.
- n. The equipment used in such detection.
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- n. The optical analogue of radar which uses intense pulses of laser light to measure the composition and structure of the atmosphere.
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- n. a measuring system that detects and locates objects on the same principle as radar but uses light from a laser; a potential technology for detecting air turbulence that can affect aircraft
Laser technology called lidar provided much of the information.
Toronto-based York University scientists, who were instrumental in making a meteorological device known as lidar, said their discovery was made over the last month when the lidar emitted laser light into the Martian atmosphere to measure its outline - dust, ground fog and clouds.
The program should employ a technology known as light detection and ranging, or "lidar," to acquire elevation data.
It uses similar 'lidar' (light detection and ranging) technology that ESA will use on its Aeolus Earth Explorer Atmospheric Dynamics Mission.
The French company Leosphere developed their system Windcube using 'lidar' (light detection and ranging) remote-sensing technology to measure wind speed and direction, turbulence and wind shear with great precision.
Muitos pediram que ele vetasse a lei, caso aprovada; porém, isso gera um fato complicado de se lidar.
No mês de abril, Ivone Maria Valente, diretora de Minimização de Desastres da Secretaria Nacional de Defesa Civil, afirmou em entrevista à Agência Brasil que o país não está preparado para lidar com fenômenos extremos ocasionados pelo clima.
Today, they have tools such as radar, lidar, detectors embedded in roads, and video, says Robert Bertini, deputy administrator of the Department of Transportation's Research and Innovative Technology Administration.
Final Destination 3 (2006) … Special Effects Company (3D lidar scanning and modelling)
Evaluation of the MV (CAPON) coherent Doppler lidar velocity estimator under grant NAG8-253 (SuDoc NAS 1.26: 4763) by B. Lottman
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