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Lidar inversion technique using total attenuation and the lidar system constant
Author(s): George H. Goedecke; Radon B. Loveland; Raymond Todd Lines; Raul Gonzalez; Jill C. Thompson; Young P. Yee
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Paper Abstract

It is desirable to determine the internal structure of clouds during smoke tests. One method for doing this involves using lidar returns from a cloud and inversion of the lidar equation. Conventionally, the latter requires a knowledge of the attenuation at the end of the path of interest. This is seldom known or measurable with sufficient accuracy. In this presentation, a new iterative inversion algorithm is described. The new algorithm uses the total attenuation through the desired path length as input, rather than the attenuation of the last range cell. The total attenuation is easy to determine accurately. For example it may he measured using the lidar and a backstop of known reflectivity placed at the end of the desired path.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137882
Show Author Affiliations
George H. Goedecke, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Radon B. Loveland, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Raymond Todd Lines, New Mexico State Univ. (United States)
Raul Gonzalez, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)
Jill C. Thompson, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)
Young P. Yee, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1688:
Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing
Anton Kohnle; Walter B. Miller, Editor(s)

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