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Data inversion of eye-safe micropulse Mie lidar for internal boundary layer studies
Author(s): Andrew Yuk Sun Cheng; Andrew Walton; Chiu Shing Chan; Raymond L.M. Chan; Mau Hing Chan
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Paper Abstract

In studies of the internal boundary layer, it is important to make the lidar both eye-safe and capable of measuring near range extinction to high accuracy. The inversion of data is much more challenging due to the weaker signal from an eye-safe lidar. The method of inversion employed in this paper is the Fernald's method. Because the digitization system is capable of obtaining returns in the time interval of a few seconds, formal statistical analysis and error propagation are introduced in the inversion. Different weighting schemes are used during the averaging of the inversion and the results from scattered cloud data as well as pure aerosol profiles will be discussed. Results from several sites and under different meteorological conditions will be reported.

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Date Published: 4 November 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5575, Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing, (4 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.565314
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Andrew Yuk Sun Cheng, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Andrew Walton, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Chiu Shing Chan, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Raymond L.M. Chan, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)
Mau Hing Chan, City Univ. of Hong Kong (Hong Kong China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5575:
Laser Radar Techniques for Atmospheric Sensing
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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