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Multiple scattering effect on the lidar signal depolarization in the study of atmospheric objects in the planetary boundary layer
Author(s): Boyan I. Tatarov; Boiko K. Kaprielov; Ivan N. Kolev
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Paper Abstract

Lidar investigation of dense atmospheric objects in the planetary boundary layer is of a great interest for both the atmospheric optics and applied meteorology. During recent years ever more attention is paid to the effect of the multiple scattering on the backscattered lidar signals. In experimental aspect two types of lidar systems are developed, namely, (i) on the basis of available polarization lidars by introducing receivers with a variable viewing angle [1,2,3, 1 1] and (ii) specially designed for investigation of the multiple scattering effects [41. The second type of lidars are equipped with high power pulse lasers and multiple-field-ofview receivers ensuring a simultaneous recording of signals at several field-of-views; solid coaxial detectors are used. In the present paper the changes in polarization characteristics of the lidar signals depending on the receiver's viewing angle are experimentally studied in cases offog and St clouds (water-droplet) using a lidar of the first type.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1998
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3433, Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II, (3 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330233
Show Author Affiliations
Boyan I. Tatarov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Boiko K. Kaprielov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ivan N. Kolev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3433:
Propagation and Imaging through the Atmosphere II
Luc R. Bissonnette, Editor(s)

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