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Determination of optical characteristics of clouds using a multiple-scattering lidar
Author(s): V. A. Korshunov
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Paper Abstract

The use of multiple scattering effects in lidar sounding of clouds permits to determine the extinction coefficient profile up to optical thicknesses of (tau) equals 8 - 10 and to measure the optical and geometric thicknesses of stratiform clouds up to (tau) equals 20. For this purpose a method of parameterization of multiple scattering contribution to a lidar signal as well as the lidar equation inversion procedure are discussed. The results of the field comparative experiments carried out are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2107, CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment, (12 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.162168
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V. A. Korshunov, Scientific and Production Association (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2107:
CIS Selected Papers: Optical Monitoring of the Environment
Nicholay N. Belov; Edmund I. Akopov, Editor(s)

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