The results of theoretical investigations of the differential absorption technique for sounding atmospheric water vapor are described in this paper. The sources of errors and their effect on the results of interpreting the sounding data are analyzed. The mathematical problems for inverting the lidar returns are considered.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 28, 1982
Published: December 1, 1983
V. E. Zuev, Yu. S. Makushkin, V. N. Marichev, A. A. Mitsel, and V. V. Zuev, "Lidar differential absorption and scattering technique: theory," Appl. Opt. 22, 3733-3741 (1983)