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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2004
  • pp: 3191–3198

Distortions of the extinction coefficient profile caused by systematic errors in lidar data

Vladimir A. Kovalev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 15, pp. 3191-3198 (2004)

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The influence of lidar data systematic errors on the retrieved particulate extinction coefficient profile in clear atmospheres is investigated. Particularly, two sources of the extinction coefficient profile distortions are analyzed: (1) a zero-line offset remaining after subtraction of an inaccurately determined signal background component and (2) a far-end incomplete overlap due to poor adjustment of the lidar system optics. Inversion results for simulated lidar signals, obtained with the near- and far-end solutions, are presented that show advantages of the near-end solution for clear atmospheres.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction

Original Manuscript: August 26, 2003
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2004
Published: May 20, 2004

Vladimir A. Kovalev, "Distortions of the extinction coefficient profile caused by systematic errors in lidar data," Appl. Opt. 43, 3191-3198 (2004)

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