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Examination of lidar lightning measurement
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Paper Abstract

This study examines the feasibility of optical remote measurement of the electromagnetic field or the electron density distribution in thundercloud. We considered the contribution of Faraday effect as the magneto-optical effect to the change in polarization of the backscattered light, assuming a polarizing lidar configuration. We estimate that, if the lidar can detect the polarizing rotation angle in the plane perpendicular to the propagating beam with a dynamic range of more than 30dB, the lidar can be used to predict lightning strikes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2006
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6409, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VII, 64090Y (12 December 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.693735
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Tatsuo Shiina, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Toshio Honda, Chiba Univ. (Japan)
Tetsuo Fukuchi, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6409:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring VII
Upendra N. Singh; Toshikazu Itabe; D. Narayana Rao, Editor(s)

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