This paper discusses methods of interpreting the backscattering signals received from a weakly scattering atmosphere. It is established that the interpretation of these signals can be made more accurate by using an efficient averaging procedure on a section of the probe path and a linear approximation of the transmittance.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2012
Published: April 30, 2013
A. D. Egorov, I. A. Potapova, Yu. B. Rzhonsnitskaya, and N. A. Sanotskaya, "Estimating the errors of the results of lidar probing of a weakly turbid atmosphere," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 171-173 (2013)