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Polarized light backscatter by hexagonal ice crystal particles
Author(s): Anatoli G. Borovoi; Igor Grishin; Natalja Kustova; Ulrich Oppel
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Paper Abstract

Lidar backscatter by hexagonal ice cylinders of cirrus clouds is considered within the framework of both geometric optics and physical optics approaches. Within geometric optics, reasons of great backscattering peak and of large magnitudes of the depolarization ratio are investigated and explained. An approach including diffraction and interference phenomena is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 January 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5240, Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514192
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Anatoli G. Borovoi, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Igor Grishin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Natalja Kustova, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Ulrich Oppel, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Munchen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5240:
Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing
Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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