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Use of a polarization lidar for the retrieval of cloud optical parameters
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We have derived a lidar equation allowing for contribution from multiple scattering (MS) that enables one to describe polarization properties of the lidar returns. An algorithm is also proposed to reconstruct the profiles of scattering coefficient and lidar ratio (backscattering phase function) under conditions of a priori uncertainties. Some results are presented in the paper on retrieval of optical parameters of clouds from lidar return signals calculated by the Monte-Carlo method.

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Date Published: 29 December 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4341, Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (29 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.411986
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Svetlana V. Samoilova, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)
Yuri S. Balin, Institute of Atmospheric Optics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4341:
Seventh International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics
Gennadii G. Matvienko; Mikhail V. Panchenko, Editor(s)

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