The brilliant green beam of the lidar at the Mauna Loa Observatory (MLO)
pierces up to the stratosphere to measure aerosols and water vapor.
Image ID: wea03457, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Hawaii, Mauna Loa
Photo Date: 2001 June 25
Photographer: Forrest M. Mims III
Category: NOAA 200th Photo Contest/
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