OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea


  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 174–177

The Measurement of the LIDAR Ratio by Using the Rotational Raman LIDAR

Sung-Chul Choi, Sung-Hoon Baik, Seung-Kyu Park, Hyung-Ki Cha, Im-Kang Song, and Duk-Hyeon Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 174-177 (2010)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (878 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


The rotational Raman LIDAR technique has been used to accurately measure aerosol optical properties such as backscatter coefficient, extinction coefficient, and LIDAR ratio. In the case of the vibrational Raman technique, the <TEX>${\AA}$</TEX>ngstr<TEX>$\ddot{o}$</TEX>om exponent, which has wavelength dependence on the particle properties, is assumed to obtain the extinction coefficient. However, this assumed <TEX>${\AA}$</TEX>ngstr<TEX>$\ddot{o}$</TEX>m exponent can cause systematic errors in retrieving aerosol optical properties. In the case of the rotational Raman technique, the aerosol optical properties can be measured without any assumptions about the <TEX>${\AA}$</TEX>ngstr<TEX>$\ddot{o}$</TEX>m exponent. In this paper, the LIDAR ratio was measured by using the rotational Raman LIDAR and vibrational Raman LIDAR in the troposphere. And, the LIDAR ratios measured by these two methods were compared.

© 2010 Optical Society of Korea

OCIS Codes
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 24, 2010
Published: September 25, 2010

Sung-Chul Choi, Sung-Hoon Baik, Seung-Kyu Park, Hyung-Ki Cha, Im-Kang Song, and Duk-Hyeon Kim, "The Measurement of the LIDAR Ratio by Using the Rotational Raman LIDAR," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 14, 174-177 (2010)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. K. N. Liou, “Influence of cirrus clouds on weather and climate process: a global perspective,” Weather Rev. 114, 1167-1199 (1986). [CrossRef]
  2. R. J. Charlson, S. E. Schwartz, J. M. Hales, R. D. Cess, J. A. Coakley Jr., J. E. Hansen, and D. J. Hofmann, “Climate forcing by anthropogenic aerosols,” Science 256, 423-430 (1992).
  3. W.-N. Chen, C.-W. Chiang, and J.-B. Nee, “LIDAR ratio and depolarization ratio for cirrus clouds,” Appl. Opt. 41, 6470-6476 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. M. McGill, D. Hiavka, W. Hart, V. S. Scott, J. Spinhirne, and B. Schmid, “Cloud physics LIDAR: instrument description and initial measurement results,” Appl. Opt. 41, 3725-3734 (2002). [CrossRef]
  5. J. D. Klett, “Stable analytical inversion solution for processing LIDAR return,” Appl. Opt. 20, 211-220 (1981). [CrossRef]
  6. F. G. Fernald, “Analysis of atmospheric LIDAR observation: some comments,” Appl. Opt. 23, 652-653 (1984). [CrossRef]
  7. J. D. Klett, “LIDAR inversion with variable backscatter/extinction ratios,” Appl. Opt. 24, 1638-1643 (1985). [CrossRef]
  8. A. Ansmann, M. Riebesell, and C. Weitkamp, “Measurement of atmospheric aerosol extinction profiles with a Raman LIDAR,” Opt. Lett. 15, 746-748 (1990). [CrossRef]
  9. A. Ansmann, U. Wandinger, M. Riebesell, C. Weitkamp, and W. Michaelis, “Independent measurement of extinction and backscatter profiles in cirrus clouds by using a combined Raman elastic-backscatter LIDAR,” Appl. Opt. 31, 7113-7131 (1992). [CrossRef]
  10. D. G. Kaskaoutis, H. D. Kamabzidis, A. D. Adamopoulos, and P. A. Kassomenos, “On the characterization of aerosols using the Ångström exponent in the Athens area,” J. Atmo. Solar-Terr. Phys. 68, 2147-2163 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. D. Kim and H. Cha, “Rotational Raman LIDAR for obtaining aerosol scattering coefficient,” Opt. Lett. 30, 1728-1730 (2005). [CrossRef]
  12. K. S. Shifrin, “Simple relationships for the angstrom parameter of disperse systems,” App. Opt. 21, 4480-4485 (1995).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited