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Lidar methods for measuring distributions and characteristics of aerosols and clouds
Author(s): Nobuo Sugimoto
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Paper Abstract

Mie scattering lidar methods for measuring aerosols and clouds are described. The concepts of Mie scattering lidars, depolarization measurements, and bistatic lidar methods will be described. High-spectral-resolution lidar (HSRL) method for measuring optical characteristics of aerosols and clouds will be also described. Lidar systems and recent applications of Mie scattering lidars will be then introduced. These include development of a compact automated two-wavelength polarization lidar, network observations of Asian dust (Yellow Sand) using automated compact Mie lidars, measurements of the lidar ratio of Asian dust and ice clouds with a HSRL, and observations of water cloud particle size with a bistatic lidar.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 November 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5226, 12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, (4 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.519492
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Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5226:
12th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Peter A. Atanasov; Alexander A. Serafetinides; Ivan N. Kolev, Editor(s)

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