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.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
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)