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Influence of system parameters on multiple scattering in spaceborne lidar measurements
Author(s): Peter Voelger; Zhaoyan Liu; Nobuo Sugimoto
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Paper Abstract

Spaceborne lidar systems yield the unique possibility to collect observation data with good horizontal and vertical resolution. However, due to the special geometry of space lidar measurements the return signals are much stronger influenced by multiple scattering effects. The amount of multiple scattering depends partly on system parameters. We show that the system characteristics have negligible influence on multiple scattering in observations of cirrus clouds. On the other hand for layers with stronger sideward scattering we found a considerable dependence of multiple scattering on the configuration of the lidar system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring, (13 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.417102
Show Author Affiliations
Peter Voelger, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Zhaoyan Liu, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4153:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring
Upendra N. Singh; Kazuhiro Asai; Toshihiro Ogawa; Upendra N. Singh; Toshikasu Itabe; Nobuo Sugimoto, Editor(s)

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