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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2010
  • pp: 108–113

Obtaining a ground-based lidar geometric form factor using coincident spaceborne lidar measurements

Jia Su, M. Patrick McCormick, Zhaoyan Liu, Kevin H. Leavor, Robert B. Lee, III, Jasper Lewis, and Michael T. Hill  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 108-113 (2010)

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We present a method to determine the geometric form factor of a ground-based lidar using simultaneous lidar measurements made from the ground and from space. The theoretical basis is described. The feasibility of the method is demonstrated by applying it to the measurement data acquired by the Cloud Aerosol Lidar Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) lidar and a ground-based lidar located at the Hampton University ( 37.02 ° N , 76.34 ° W ). The geometric factors with different aerosol conditions are retrieved.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1280) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric composition
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.5860) Scattering : Scattering, Raman

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2009
Published: December 21, 2009

Jia Su, M. Patrick McCormick, Zhaoyan Liu, Kevin H. Leavor, Robert B. Lee, Jasper Lewis, and Michael T. Hill, "Obtaining a ground-based lidar geometric form factor using coincident spaceborne lidar measurements," Appl. Opt. 49, 108-113 (2010)

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