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Scandinavian polar stratospheric clouds aerosol characteristics retrieved from lidar data
Author(s): Federico Fierli; Francesco Cairo; Alain Hauchecorne; Alberto Adriani
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Paper Abstract

This paper is based on the analysis and the interpretation of groundbased lidar and balloonborne laser backscatter sonde measurements of Polar Stratospheric Clouds. A classification of the clouds will be made on the basis of the measured parameters. This classification is also reproduced by different temperatures and thermal histories of the sampled air masses. A Mie aerosol model is used to identify the physical meaning of the variation in the optical parameters for liquid particles. This model is also used for the retrieval of the size distribution of the aerosol. It will be compared with a different model, based on the color index computation and with particle counter measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3504, Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319577
Show Author Affiliations
Federico Fierli, Service d'Aeronomie/CNRS (France)
Francesco Cairo, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera/CNR (Italy)
Alain Hauchecorne, Service d'Aeronomie/CNRS (France)
Alberto Adriani, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera/CNR (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3504:
Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring
Upendra N. Singh; Huanling Hu; Gengchen Wang, Editor(s)

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