The high spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) measures optical properties of atmospheric aerosols by interferometrically separating the elastic aerosol backscatter from the Doppler broadened molecular contribution. Calibration and data analysis procedures developed for the HSRL are described. Data obtained during flight evaluation testing of the HSRL system are presented with estimates of uncertainties due to instrument calibration. HSRL measurements of the aerosol scattering cross section are compared with in situ integrating nephelometer measurements.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 12, 1983
Published: December 1, 1983
J. T. Sroga, E. W. Eloranta, S. T. Shipley, F. L. Roesler, and P. J. Tryon, "High spectral resolution lidar to measure optical scattering properties of atmospheric aerosols. 2: Calibration and data analysis," Appl. Opt. 22, 3725-3732 (1983)