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Monte Carlo modeling in the problem of lidar remote sensing of clouds from satellites
Author(s): Boris A. Kargin; Arseny B. Kargin; Maksim V. Lavrov
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Paper Abstract

Laser sensing is an effective way of studying optical properties of various atmospheric structures. If we consider strongly scattering media, like clouds, there arises the necessity of taking into account the effects of multiple scattering which changes the space and time characteristics of the light pulse. The Monte Carlo method is the most convenient one for obtaining practical results in such problems. In this paper two problems were solved. One is constructing an adequate optical model of crystal clouds taking into account optical anisotropy of the medium. The other is Monte Carlo modeling of laser radiation transfer in such a medium. The form and duration of light pulses reflected by clouds (lidar returns) are obtained by the Monte Carlo method in the case of single layer continuous crystal cloud and double layer continuous cloudiness (a crystal cloud of highest level is located above a drop cloud).

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2010
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7827, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV, 78270T (14 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.864853
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Boris A. Kargin, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (Russian Federation)
Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Arseny B. Kargin, Institute of Computational Mathematics and Mathematical Geophysics (Russian Federation)
Maksim V. Lavrov, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7827:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XV
Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comeron; Michiel van Weele, Editor(s)

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