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Evaluation of an aureole lidar technique for estimating extinction profiles using aerosol spectrometer measurements
Author(s): Douglas R. Jensen
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Paper Abstract

An aureole lidar technique for estimating extinction profiles has been developed at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC. This technique has been evaluated by making nearly simultaneous measurements of atmospheric extinction utilizing the NRL airborne Aureole Lidar Platform and the Naval Command, Control and Ocean Surveillance Center (NCCOSC), the RDT&E Division, Particle Measuring Systems, Inc. aerosol spectrometers. Profiles of measured aerosol-size distributions were used to calculate extinction coefficients and were compared with the aureole lidar estimations. Aureole lidar estimated extinction coefficient profiles are similar in structure to the PMS measured profiles and agreed well in extinction magnitude. When the near surface aircraft aerosol measurements are averaged over a longer time, excellent agreement exists between the aureole lidar and the PMS measured values.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1992
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1749, Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement, (22 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138844
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Douglas R. Jensen, Naval Ocean Systems Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1749:
Optics of the Air-Sea Interface: Theory and Measurement
Leland Estep, Editor(s)

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