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Optical characteristics of aerosol in the coastal area
Author(s): Toni S. Skakalova; Ivan V. Grigorov; Orlin Parvanov; Ivan N. Kolev
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Paper Abstract

The paper continues our previous investigations, based on the backscattering coefficient distribution, of the optical properties of aerosol in a coastal zone. The material presents some results of an elastic-backscattering lidar experiment carried out in the Bulgarian Black Sea coastal area in September 1992. The lidar experimental results are presented as 2-D images of the cross-sections of the variation of the extinction as a function of the height and the distance along the sounded path at different elevations. The value of the volume extinction coefficient is calculated according to Klett's inversion method, based on single elastic scattering of the laser emission. Along with the lidar measurements a conventionally measured meteorological parameters are presented. The experimental data considered in the paper demonstrates the lidar sensitivity to underlying surface influence over the optical characteristics of the aerosol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3219, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II, (15 January 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.298065
Show Author Affiliations
Toni S. Skakalova, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ivan V. Grigorov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Orlin Parvanov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ivan N. Kolev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3219:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems II
Anton Kohnle; Adam D. Devir, Editor(s)

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