A method is presented that permits the determination of atmospheric aerosol extinction profiles from measured Raman lidar signals. No critical input parameters are needed, which could cause large uncertainties of the solution, as is the case in the Klett method for the inversion of elastic lidar returns.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 18, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: April 11, 1990
Published: July 1, 1990
Albert Ansmann, Maren Riebesell, and Claus Weitkamp, "Measurement of atmospheric aerosol extinction profiles with a Raman lidar," Opt. Lett. 15, 746-748 (1990)