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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2986–2988

Determination of aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratios from simultaneous ground-based and spaceborne lidar measurements

Zongming Tao, Zhaoyan Liu, Dong Wu, M. Patrick McCormick, and Jia Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 24, pp. 2986-2988 (2008)

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A technique that determines the aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratio (lidar ratio) as well as extinction and backscatter coefficients from simultaneous downlooking and uplooking lidar measurements is described. The feasibility of this technique is demonstrated by applying the technique to data acquired by the cloud-aerosol lidar pathfinder satellite observation (CALIPSO) lidar measurements and ground-based lidar measurements made at Hampton University (37.02° N, 76.34° W).

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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:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 3, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 5, 2008
Published: December 11, 2008

Zongming Tao, Zhaoyan Liu, Dong Wu, M. Patrick McCormick, and Jia Su, "Determination of aerosol extinction-to-backscatter ratios from simultaneous ground-based and spaceborne lidar measurements," Opt. Lett. 33, 2986-2988 (2008)

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