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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 23, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 2518–2522

Depolarization, backscatter, and attenuation of CO2 lidar by cirrus clouds

Abraham Gross, Madison J. Post, and Freeman F. Hall, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 15, pp. 2518-2522 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.23.002518


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Abstract

A coherent CO2 lidar system has been modified to record various states of polarization of the backscattered radiation. Methods for measuring the degree of polarization in the backscattered radiation as well as the optical thickness of clouds are described and demonstrated successfully.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 12, 1983
Published: August 1, 1984

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Abraham Gross, Madison J. Post, and Freeman F. Hall, "Depolarization, backscatter, and attenuation of CO2 lidar by cirrus clouds," Appl. Opt. 23, 2518-2522 (1984)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-23-15-2518


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