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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 19, Iss. S2 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: A72–A79

Retrieval of aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratios by combining ground-based and space-borne lidar elastic scattering measurements

Xiaomei Lu, Yuesong Jiang, Xuguo Zhang, Xuan Wang, Libera Nasti, and Nicola Spinelli  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue S2, pp. A72-A79 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000A72


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Abstract

A technique to determine the aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratio (lidar ratio) as well as extinction and backscatter coefficients from simultaneous ground-based and space-borne lidar measurements is proposed. This technique can be applied in presence of more than one aerosol layer. To test the reliability of this technique, a numerical simulation has been performed. Moreover, the technique has been applied to an actual case by analyzing data from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) and Napoli-Earlinet lidar measurements. The results show that the values of lidar ratio and backscatter coefficient retrieved by this technique are in good agreement with the ones obtained from Raman measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 20, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Citation
Xiaomei Lu, Yuesong Jiang, Xuguo Zhang, Xuan Wang, Libera Nasti, and Nicola Spinelli, "Retrieval of aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratios by combining ground-based and space-borne lidar elastic scattering measurements," Opt. Express 19, A72-A79 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-S2-A72


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