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Retrieving the microphysical characteristics of cirrus clouds from lidar data by depolarization and color ratios
Author(s): Alexander Konoshonkin; Natalia Kustova; Anatoli Borovoi; Yurii Balin; Ignatii Samokhvalov
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Paper Abstract

The paper focuses on retrieving the microphysical characteristics of cirrus clouds from lidar data. The beam-splitting algorithm developed by the authors within framework of physical optics approximation has been used to solve the problem of light scattering by the hexagonal ice crystals. The paper presents the color ratio, depolarization ratio, and lidar ratio that have been calculated for the first time for quasi-horizontally and randomly oriented hexagonal ice particles. The lidar experimental data measuring simultaneously the depolarization ratio and color ratio in cirrus clouds are also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2014
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 9242, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIX; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVII, 92420I (21 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067198
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Alexander Konoshonkin, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Natalia Kustova, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Anatoli Borovoi, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Yurii Balin, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Ignatii Samokhvalov, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9242:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XIX; and Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XVII
Adolfo Comerón; Karin Stein; John D. Gonglewski; Evgueni I. Kassianov; Klaus Schäfer; Richard H. Picard, Editor(s)

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