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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2003
  • pp: 585–591

Stable near-end solution of the lidar equation for clear atmospheres

Vladimir A. Kovalev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 585-591 (2003)

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A stable variant of the near-end solution has been developed for inversion of lidar signals measured in clear atmospheres. The inversion is based on the use of reference values of the extinction coefficient obtained with a nephelometer at the lidar measurement site. The inversion method, based on a combination of the optical depth and boundary point solutions, is illustrated by simulated and experimental data.

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OCIS Codes
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1120) Remote sensing and sensors : Air pollution monitoring
(290.1310) Scattering : Atmospheric scattering

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2002
Published: January 20, 2003

Vladimir A. Kovalev, "Stable near-end solution of the lidar equation for clear atmospheres," Appl. Opt. 42, 585-591 (2003)

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