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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3164–3171

Two-wavelength lidar inversion algorithm for a two-component atmosphere with variable extinction-to-backscatter ratios

Jörg Ackermann  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3164-3171 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.003164


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Abstract

This numerical study addresses the boundary value determination of the aerosol extinction coefficient from backscatter lidar measurements by use of the simultaneous evaluation of signals at 532 and 1064 nm. The basic equations are formulated for the most common case of a two-component atmosphere with variable aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratios along the lidar line. The method proved to be quite stable for optically thick atmospheres even if the true profiles of the lidar ratios are not known exactly.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar

History
Original Manuscript: September 18, 1997
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 1998
Published: May 20, 1998

Citation
Jörg Ackermann, "Two-wavelength lidar inversion algorithm for a two-component atmosphere with variable extinction-to-backscatter ratios," Appl. Opt. 37, 3164-3171 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-15-3164

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