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Study on lidar received backscattering signals using Monte Carlo method
Author(s): Hui Yang; Kecheng Yang; Yong Ma; Jinzhang Lin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, an improved semi-analytic Monte Carlo method is used to simulate the lidar received backscattering signals. The H-G function is used to approximate the scattering phase function of seawater, from which we can derive the scattering angle directly, and a modified H-G function is used to calculate the probability of the photons received by the receiver at each scattering point, which greatly improves the accuracy of the simulation. The simulation result shows that the different parameters of air-sea system of lidar, such as lidar’s field of view, attenuation coefficient and single scattering albedo of seawater, greatly influence the lidar received backscattering signal waveform. Multiple scattering is studied to explain these phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 May 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4892, Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications, (8 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466788
Show Author Affiliations
Hui Yang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Kecheng Yang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Yong Ma, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jinzhang Lin, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4892:
Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications
Robert J. Frouin; Yeli Yuan; Hiroshi Kawamura, Editor(s)

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