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An approximate equation for multiple scattering of spaceborne lidar returns and its application for the retrieval of extinction and depolarization
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Paper Abstract

Boundaries of applicability of the model proposed earlier for the spaceborne laser sounding equation are ascertained for the polarization characteristics of radiation taking into account the contribution of multiple scattering. The algorithm for simultaneous estimating the polarization characteristics and the lidar ratio is described. In some cases it allows to identify the type and size of scattering crystals in cirrus clouds using the data of spaceborne measurements. The results of reconstruction of the cloud parameters are presented for a three-component medium.

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Date Published: 3 April 2003
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5059, 12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments, (3 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.512343
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Svetlana V. Samoilova, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5059:
12th International Workshop on Lidar Multiple Scattering Experiments
Christian Werner; Ulrich G. Oppel; Tom Rother, Editor(s)

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