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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6734–6743

Retrieval of atmospheric particles optical properties by combining ground-based and spaceborne lidar elastic scattering profiles

Xuan Wang, Maria Grazia Frontoso, Gianluca Pisani, and Nicola Spinelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6734-6743 (2007)

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A simple algorithm is derived to retrieve the aerosol backscattering and extinction vertical profiles from simultaneously detected ground and space elastic lidar signals, without any a priori hypothesis on aerosol particles properties. This technique can be applied at any wavelength whenever two “counter looking” lidars are available and the atmosphere can be considered horizontally homogeneous in a spatial scale of the order of the distance between the two lidar beams. To test the accuracy of the algorithm a numerical simulation has been performed. Moreover, it has been applied in a real case to level 1 products from CALIPSO.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: May 16, 2007

Xuan wang, Maria Grazia Frontoso, Gianluca Pisani, and Nicola Spinelli, "Retrieval of atmospheric particles optical properties by combining ground-based and spaceborne lidar elastic scattering profiles," Opt. Express 15, 6734-6743 (2007)

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