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  • Vol. 51, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2012
  • pp: 2035–2044

Retrieval of aerosol extinction coefficient profiles from Raman lidar data by inversion method

Pornsarp Pornsawad, Giuseppe D’Amico, Christine Böckmann, Aldo Amodeo, and Gelsomina Pappalardo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 12, pp. 2035-2044 (2012)

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We regard the problem of differentiation occurring in the retrieval of aerosol extinction coefficient profiles from inelastic Raman lidar signals by searching for a stable solution of the resulting Volterra integral equation. An algorithm based on a projection method and iterative regularization together with the L-curve method has been performed on synthetic and measured lidar signals. A strategy to choose a suitable range for the integration within the framework of the retrieval of optical properties is proposed here for the first time to our knowledge. The Monte Carlo procedure has been adapted to treat the uncertainty in the retrieval of extinction coefficients.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2012
Published: April 16, 2012

Pornsarp Pornsawad, Giuseppe D’Amico, Christine Böckmann, Aldo Amodeo, and Gelsomina Pappalardo, "Retrieval of aerosol extinction coefficient profiles from Raman lidar data by inversion method," Appl. Opt. 51, 2035-2044 (2012)

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