OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28222–28233

Backscattering Mueller matrix for quasi-horizontally oriented ice plates of cirrus clouds: application to CALIPSO signals

Anatoli Borovoi, Alexander Konoshonkin, Natalia Kustova, and Hajime Okamoto  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28222-28233 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.028222


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (2943 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A general view of the backscattering Mueller matrix for the quasi-horizontally oriented hexagonal ice crystals of cirrus clouds has been obtained in the case of tilted and scanning lidars. It is shown that the main properties of this matrix are caused by contributions from two qualitatively different components referred to the specular and corner-reflection terms. The numerical calculation of the matrix is worked out in the physical optics approximation. These matrices calculated for two wavelengths and two tilt angles (initial and present) of CALIPSO lidar are presented as a data bank. The depolarization and color ratios for these data have been obtained and discussed.

© 2012 OSA

OCIS Codes
(010.2940) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Ice crystal phenomena
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(010.1350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2012
Published: December 5, 2012

Citation
Anatoli Borovoi, Alexander Konoshonkin, Natalia Kustova, and Hajime Okamoto, "Backscattering Mueller matrix for quasi-horizontally oriented ice plates of cirrus clouds: application to CALIPSO signals," Opt. Express 20, 28222-28233 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-27-28222


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. C. M. R. Platt, N. L. Abshire, and G. T. McNice, “Some microphysical properties of an ice cloud from lidar observation of horizontally oriented crystals,” J. Appl. Meteorol.17(8), 1220–1224 (1978). [CrossRef]
  2. K. Sassen and S. Benson, “A midlatitude cirrus cloud climatology from the Facility for Atmospheric Remote Sensing. Part II: Microphysical properties derived from lidar depolarization,” J. Atmos. Sci.58(15), 2103–2112 (2001). [CrossRef]
  3. V. Noel and K. Sassen, “Study of planar ice crystal orientations in ice clouds from scanning polarization lidar observations,” J. Appl. Meteorol.44(5), 653–664 (2005). [CrossRef]
  4. M. Del Guasta, E. Vallar, O. Riviere, F. Castagnoli, V. Venturi, and M. Morandi, “Use of polarimetric lidar for the study of oriented ice plates in clouds,” Appl. Opt.45(20), 4878–4887 (2006). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. W. H. Hunt, D. M. Winker, M. A. Vaughan, K. A. Powell, P. L. Lucker, and C. Weimer, “CALIPSO lidar description and performance assessment,” J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol.26(7), 1214–1228 (2009). [CrossRef]
  6. H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Wiley, 1981).
  7. P. Yang and K. N. Liou, “Light scattering and absorption by nonspherical ice crystals,” in Light Scattering Reviews, A. A. Kokhanovsky, ed. (Springer-Praxis, 2006), v.1, pp. 31–72.
  8. A. G. Borovoi, N. V. Kustova, and U. G. Oppel, “Light backscattering by hexagonal ice crystal particles in the geometrical optics approximation,” Opt. Eng.44(7), 071208 (2005). [CrossRef]
  9. A. G. Borovoi and I. A. Grishin, “Scattering matrices for large ice crystal particles,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A20(11), 2071–2080 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. L. Bi, P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, Y. Hu, and B. A. Baum, “Scattering and absorption of light by ice particles: solution by a new physical-geometric optics hybrid method,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf.112(9), 1492–1508 (2011). [CrossRef]
  11. P. Yang, Y. X. Hu, D. Winker, J. Zhao, C. A. Hostetler, L. Poole, B. A. Baum, M. I. Mishchenko, and J. Reichardt, “Enhanced lidar backscattering by quasi-horizontally oriented ice crystal plates in cirrus clouds,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf.79–80, 1139–1157 (2003). [CrossRef]
  12. G. Chen, P. Yang, G. W. Kattawar, and M. I. Mishchenko, “Scattering phase functions of horizontally oriented hexagonal ice crystals,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radiat. Transf.100(1-3), 91–102 (2006). [CrossRef]
  13. M. I. Mishchenko and J. W. Hovenier, “Depolarization of light backscattered by randomly oriented nonspherical particles,” Opt. Lett.20(12), 1356–1358 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  14. G. G. Gimmestad, “Re-examination of depolarization in lidar measurements,” Appl. Opt.47(21), 3795–3802 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. D. L. Mitchell, “Use of mass- and area-dimensional power laws for determining precipitation particle terminal velocities,” J. Atmos. Sci.53(12), 1710–1723 (1996). [CrossRef]
  16. K. Sato and H. Okamoto, “Characterization of Ze and LDR of nonspherical and inhomogeneous ice particles for 45-GHz cloud lidar: Its implication to microphysical retrievals,” J. Geophys. Res.111(D22), D22213 (2006), doi:. [CrossRef]
  17. K. Sassen, “Remote sensing of planar ice crystals fall attitude,” J. Meteorol. Soc. Jpn.58, 422–429 (1980).
  18. J. D. Klett, “Orientation model for particles in turbulence,” J. Atmos. Sci.52(12), 2276–2285 (1995). [CrossRef]
  19. H. Okamoto, K. Sato, and Y. Hagihara, “Global analysis of ice microphysics from CloudSat and CALIPSO: Incorporation of specular reflection in lidar signals,” J. Geophys. Res.115(D22), D22209 (2010), doi:. [CrossRef]
  20. K. Sato and H. Okamoto, “Refinement of global ice microphysics using spaceborne active sensors,” J. Geophys. Res.116(D20), D20202 (2011), doi:. [CrossRef]
  21. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Cambridge University, 1999).
  22. S. Iwasaki and H. Okamoto, “Analysis of the enhancement of backscattering by nonspherical particles with flat surfaces,” Appl. Opt.40(33), 6121–6129 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  23. Y. Hu, M. Vaughan, Z. Liu, B. Lin, P. Yang, D. Flittner, B. Hunt, R. Kuehn, J. Huang, D. Wu, S. Rodier, K. Powell, C. Trepte, and D. Winker, “The depolarization - attenuated backscatter relation: CALIPSO lidar measurements vs. theory,” Opt. Express15(9), 5327–5332 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  24. R. Yoshida, H. Okamoto, Y. Hagihara, and H. Ishimoto, “Global analysis of cloud phase and ice crystal orientation from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) data using attenuated backscattering and depolarization ratio,” J. Geophys. Res.115, D00H32 (2010), doi:. [CrossRef]
  25. K. Sassen, V. K. Kayetha, and J. Zhu, “Ice cloud depolarization for nadir and off-nadir CALIPSO measurements,” Geophys. Res. Lett.39(20), L20805 (2012), doi:. [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited