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Aerosol size distribution measurements using a multispectral lidar system
Author(s): Juergen Kolenda; Bernd Mielke; Patrick Rairoux; Bernhard Stein; Dirk Weidauer; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Ludger H. Woeste; Francesco Castagnoli; Massimo Del Guasta; Marco Morandi; V. M. Sacco; Leopoldo Stefanutti; V. Venturi; L. Zuccagnoli
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Paper Abstract

Consideration is given to a novel inversion algorithm to determine the aerosol size distribution from lidar signals obtained at several wavelengths. This algorithm is based on a nonlinear fit of the backscattered measurements using a set of predetermined functions. Size distribution profiles of tropospheric aerosols in different meteorological conditions - clear, hazy, and cloudy atmosphere - are determined on the basis of lidar measurements made in central Switzerland, which is characterized by a specific microclimate. Measurements of stratospheric clouds and aerosols created by the Pinatubo eruption were measured above Berlin and Sodankyla, Finland. These measurements are used to characterize the size distribution of these volcanic aerosols in order to estimate their influence on radiative transfer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1714, Lidar for Remote Sensing, (17 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138527
Show Author Affiliations
Juergen Kolenda, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Bernd Mielke, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Patrick Rairoux, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Bernhard Stein, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Dirk Weidauer, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Jean-Pierre Wolf, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Ludger H. Woeste, Freie Univ. Berlin (Germany)
Francesco Castagnoli, IROE/CNR (Italy)
Massimo Del Guasta, IROE/CNR (Italy)
Marco Morandi, IROE/CNR (Italy)
V. M. Sacco, IROE/CNR (Italy)
Leopoldo Stefanutti, IROE/CNR (Italy)
V. Venturi, IROE/CNR (Italy)
L. Zuccagnoli, IROE/CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1714:
Lidar for Remote Sensing

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