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Theoretical model for backscattered pulse kinetics and interpretation of some anomalies in lidar remote sensing data
Author(s): Yurij I. Kopilevich; Victor I. Feigels
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Paper Abstract

A new theoretical approach is suggested for the problem of backscattered light signal kinetics under the pulsed illumination of sea water column. The developed model uses the small-angle- scattering approximation for the sounding and backscattered light beams and takes into account the angular anisotropy of volume scattering function (VSF) in the back hemisphere. The predictions of the theory are supported by the results of laboratory experiments with model scattering media. On the basis of the model, an interpretation is proposed for some anomalies in the shape of lidar signals registered in airborne sounding experiments. The interpretation of the effect of `enhanced backscattering' from separate sea water layers is shown to be consistent with the recent unique measurements of VSF in the vicinity of 180 degree(s) and revealed fine structure of vertical profiles of the backscattering coefficient. The physical nature of the effect is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1994
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2258, Ocean Optics XII, (26 October 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.190089
Show Author Affiliations
Yurij I. Kopilevich, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Victor I. Feigels, St. Petersburg Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2258:
Ocean Optics XII
Jules S. Jaffe, Editor(s)

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