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).
© 2008 Optical Society of America
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)