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CALIOP receiver transient response study
Author(s): Xiaomei Lu; Yongxiang Hu; Zhaoyan Liu; Shan Zeng; Charles Trepte
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Paper Abstract

The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP), an instrument on the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO), was operated as an atmospheric lidar system to study the impact of clouds and aerosols on the Earth’s radiation budget and climate. This paper discusses the receiver transient response of the CALIOP instrument, which is useful for getting a reliable attenuated backscatter profile from CALIOP data products. The noise tail effect (slow decaying rate) of PMT and broadening effect of the
low-pass filter are both considered in modeling of the receiver transient response. An analytical expression of the CALIOP transient response function was obtained by the least square fitting of lidar measurements from land surfaces.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8873, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI, 887316 (27 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2033589
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Xiaomei Lu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Yongxiang Hu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Zhaoyan Liu, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (United States)
Shan Zeng, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Charles Trepte, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8873:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
Joseph A. Shaw; Daniel A. LeMaster, Editor(s)

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