The design and performance characteristics of a prototype cloud physics laser nephelometer are described. The instrument measures radiation scattered from individual cloud droplets, determining droplet concentrations from scattered light-pulse count rates and size distributions from pulse amplitudes.
© 1970 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 9, 1970
Published: August 1, 1970
H. H. Blau, M. L. Cohen, L. B. Lapson, P. von Thüna, R. T. Ryan, and D. Watson, "A Prototype Cloud Physics Laser Nephelometer," Appl. Opt. 9, 1798-1803 (1970)