The ability of off-beam lidars to probe optically thick clouds is demonstrated. Results from a validation campaign at ARM's Southern Great Plains site are discussed and compared with cloud data obtained from ARM instruments.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
I. N. Polonsky, A. B. Davis, S. P. Love, R. F. Cahalan, T. Varnai, and M. McGill, "Off-Beam Cloud Lidar Systems, Comparison with ARM Instruments at the Oklahoma CART Site," in Fourier Transform Spectroscopy/ Hyperspectral Imaging and Sounding of the Environment, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper HTuD6.
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