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Interpretation of the backscattering phase matrix of cirrus clouds
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Paper Abstract

An attempt to interpret backscattering phase matrices of cirrus clouds measured with a ground-based lidar is undertaken in this paper based on a theoretical model of interaction between optical radiation and an ensemble of flaked crystals. Deviations of the diagonal elements from unity indicated that partides orientation differed from the horizontal one and the crystals had a prefered orientation at some angle with respect to the direction of sounding. Keywords: backscattering phase matrices, cirrus douds, lidar

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 October 1994
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2260, Stray Radiation in Optical Systems III, (7 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.189219
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Bruno Valentinov Kaul, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ignatii V. Samokhvalov, Tomsk State Univ. (Russia)
Olga Vladimirov Shefer, Tomsk State Univ. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2260:
Stray Radiation in Optical Systems III
Robert P. Breault, Editor(s)

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