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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 44, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2005
  • pp: 1051–1066

Influence of atmospheric and system parameters on multiple scattering in spaceborne backscatter lidar measurements

Peter Völger, Andrew Y. S. Cheng, and Nobuo Sugimoto  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 6, pp. 1051-1066 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.001051


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Abstract

We have simulated backscatter signals of spaceborne lidar systems with the help of a Monte Carlo model. Calculations were performed for various combinations of system parameters. As typical examples of atmospheric observation targets, two kinds of cirrus cloud and two kinds of aerosol were considered. Both total multiple scattering and the significance of individual higher scattering orders are discussed. For all cases, an approximate multiple scattering factor F was calculated that can be used to correct the single-scattering lidar equation to account also for multiple scattering.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(280.1310) Remote sensing and sensors : Atmospheric scattering
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

History
Original Manuscript: January 12, 2004
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2004
Published: February 20, 2005

Citation
Peter Völger, Andrew Y. S. Cheng, and Nobuo Sugimoto, "Influence of atmospheric and system parameters on multiple scattering in spaceborne backscatter lidar measurements," Appl. Opt. 44, 1051-1066 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-6-1051

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