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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2638–2651

Improvements of the aerosol algorithm in ozone lidar data processing by use of evolutionary strategies

Holger Eisele and Thomas Trickl  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 13, pp. 2638-2651 (2005)

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The differential absorption lidar (DIAL) at the Institut für Meteorologie und Klimaforschung has been upgraded for precise ozone and aerosol studies in the entire troposphere and the lower stratosphere. Its excellent technical performance offers the opportunity to apply improved data processing. The existing inversion algorithm is extended to derive the optical coefficients from the backscatter profiles for three wavelengths. Correlating the correction terms of the DIAL equation and the ozone concentration yields the wavelength dependence of the backscatter and extinction coefficients of the aerosol. Under some conditions, in particular if homogeneous layers are present, the backscatter-to-extinction ratio and the reference value can also be retrieved. We find the solutions by applying evolutionary strategies. From the optical coefficients obtained in this way the ozone concentration can be calculated with substantially reduced error.

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OCIS Codes
(280.1910) Remote sensing and sensors : DIAL, differential absorption lidar
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 1, 2004
Published: May 1, 2005

Holger Eisele and Thomas Trickl, "Improvements of the aerosol algorithm in ozone lidar data processing by use of evolutionary strategies," Appl. Opt. 44, 2638-2651 (2005)

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