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Two-wavelength lidar inversion technique
Author(s): Raul Gonzalez; Young P. Yee; Jill C. Thompson; David L. Rosen
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Paper Abstract

A simple technique for extracting the extinction and backscatter coefficients from lidar returns signals is presented. The technique uses lidar signals from two different wavelengths taken with the same lidar system, and is based on the assumptions that the extinction coefficient at one wavelength is related to the extinction at the other wavelength, likewise for the backscatter coefficients. The technique is tested on data generated by the Nd:YAG laser 2nd (532 nm) and 3rd (355 nm) harmonics. The relationship between extinction coefficients was obtained by a power law fitting to data generated by the UVTRAN model. For the backscatter coefficient a simple proportionality law is assumed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1688, Atmospheric Propagation and Remote Sensing, (1 August 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.137893
Show Author Affiliations
Raul Gonzalez, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)
Young P. Yee, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)
Jill C. Thompson, U.S. Army Atmospheric Sciences Lab. (United States)
David L. Rosen, 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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