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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 4957–4966

Modified technique for processing multiangle lidar data measured in clear and moderately polluted atmospheres

Vladimir Kovalev, Cyle Wold, Alexander Petkov, and Wei Min Hao  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 25, pp. 4957-4966 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.004957


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Abstract

We present a modified technique for processing multiangle lidar data that is applicable for relatively clear atmospheres, where the utilization of the conventional Kano–Hamilton method meets significant issues. Our retrieval algorithm allows computing the two-way transmission and the corresponding extinction-coefficient profile in any slope direction searched during scanning. These parameters are obtained from the backscatter term of the Kano–Hamilton solution and the corresponding square-range-corrected signal; the second component of the solution, related with the vertical optical depth, is completely excluded from consideration. The inversion technique was used to process experimental data obtained with the Missoula Fire Sciences Laboratory lidar. Simulated and real experimental data are presented that illustrate the essentials of the data-processing technique and possible variants of the extinction-coefficient profile retrieval.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2011
Published: August 25, 2011

Citation
Vladimir Kovalev, Cyle Wold, Alexander Petkov, and Wei Min Hao, "Modified technique for processing multiangle lidar data measured in clear and moderately polluted atmospheres," Appl. Opt. 50, 4957-4966 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-25-4957


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