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  • Editor: C. Martijin de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 7 — Mar. 28, 2011
  • pp: 6209–6214

Observations of specular reflective particles and layers in crystal clouds

Yurii S. Balin, Bruno V. Kaul, Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, and Ioganes E. Penner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6209-6214 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006209


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Abstract

In the present article, results of observations of high crystal clouds with high spatial and temporal resolution using the ground-based polarization LOSA-S lidar are described. Cases of occurrence of specularly reflective layers formed by particles oriented predominantly in the horizontal plane are demonstrated. Results of measuring echo-signal depolarization are compared for linear and circular polarization states of the initial laser beam.

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OCIS Codes
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar
(290.1090) Scattering : Aerosol and cloud effects
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing

History
Original Manuscript: December 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2011
Published: March 18, 2011

Citation
Yurii S. Balin, Bruno V. Kaul, Grigorii P. Kokhanenko, and Ioganes E. Penner, "Observations of specular reflective particles and layers in crystal clouds," Opt. Express 19, 6209-6214 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6209


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