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Polarization lidars with conical scanning for retrieving the microphysical characteristics of cirrus clouds
Author(s): Alexander V. Konoshonkin; Anatoli G. Borovoi; Dong Liu; Zhenzhu Wang; Yuri S. Balin; Natalia V. Kustova; Grigorii Kokhanenko; Iogannes Penner; Sergey V. Nasonov; Ilia D. Bryukhanov; Anton A. Doroshkevich
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the first results of observations of cirrus clouds by polarization lidars with conical scanning, which were developed in Hefei (China) and in Tomsk (Russia). The light scattering matrix of ice crystal particles of cirrus clouds has been calculated for the first by the authors within the framework of the physical optics approximations in the case of conical scanning lidar. It is found that in this case the Mueller matrix consists of ten non-zero elements, four of which are small and can’t be applied to interpret the azimuthal distribution of particle orientation. All the diagonal elements have a strong azimuthal dependence. Among the off-diagonal elements only one element M34 carries additional information for interpreting the azimuthal distribution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9680, 21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 96802U (19 November 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2204871
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Alexander V. Konoshonkin, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Anatoli G. Borovoi, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Dong Liu, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Zhenzhu Wang, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)
Yuri S. Balin, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Natalia V. Kustova, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Grigorii Kokhanenko, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Iogannes Penner, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Sergey V. Nasonov, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russian Federation)
Ilia D. Bryukhanov, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Anton A. Doroshkevich, National Research Tomsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9680:
21st International Symposium Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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