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Retrieval of seawater inherent optical properties profiles from lidar waveforms
Author(s): Eleonora Zege; Iosif Katsev; Alexander Prikhach
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Paper Abstract

A new general analytical inversion of the lidar equation with multiple scattering is presented. This inversion of the lidar equation includes all known solutions as particular cases. It works under single and multiple scattering, for any geometry, and for any reference point in the retrieval procedure. This inversion serves as a theoretical base for the newly developed techniques to retrieve the TOP profiles from measured lidar waveforms. The iterative procedures as well as software INVERTER to perform the lidar waveforms inversion are outlined. INVERTER also serves as a tool for verification and refinement of various retrieval techniques. Iterative retrieval algorithms for different lidar systems, their stability and sensitivity to the accuracy of a priory information used are discussed. The examples of the performed retrieval simulations show a reasonable coincidence of the retrieved IOP profiles with the sea truth.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6615, Current Research on Remote Sensing, Laser Probing, and Imagery in Natural Waters, 66150B (13 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740450
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Eleonora Zege, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Iosif Katsev, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Alexander Prikhach, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6615:
Current Research on Remote Sensing, Laser Probing, and Imagery in Natural Waters
Iosif M. Levin; Gary D. Gilbert; Vladimir I. Haltrin; Charles C. Trees, Editor(s)

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