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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 11 — May. 26, 2008
  • pp: 7625–7633

Detection of ice crystal particles preferably oriented in the atmosphere by use of the specular component of scattered light

Anatoli Borovoi, Victor Galileiskii, Alexander Morozov, and Ariel Cohen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 11, pp. 7625-7633 (2008)

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A new method to retrieve sizes and flutter of ice crystals in the atmosphere when they reveal their preferably horizontal orientation is proposed and realized. The method consists of the measurement of angular width for the specular component of scattered light in the bistatic sounding scheme. The technique is realized with a floodlight beam and a CCD camera as a detector.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and oceanic optics

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2008
Published: May 12, 2008

Anatoli Borovoi, Victor Galileiskii, Alexander Morozov, and Ariel Cohen, "Detection of ice crystal particles preferably oriented in the atmosphere by use of the specular component of scattered light," Opt. Express 16, 7625-7633 (2008)

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