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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 617–619

Retrieving the aerosol lidar ratio profile by combining ground- and space-based elastic lidars

Mao Feiyue, Gong Wei, and Ma Yingying  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 617-619 (2012)

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The aerosol lidar ratio is a key parameter for the retrieval of aerosol optical properties from elastic lidar, which changes largely for aerosols with different chemical and physical properties. We proposed a method for retrieving the aerosol lidar ratio profile by combining simultaneous ground- and space-based elastic lidars. The method was tested by a simulated case and a real case at 532 nm wavelength. The results demonstrated that our method is robust and can obtain accurate lidar ratio and extinction coefficient profiles. Our method can be useful for determining the local and global lidar ratio and validating space-based lidar datasets.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(290.5820) Scattering : Scattering measurements

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 29, 2011
Published: February 10, 2012

Mao Feiyue, Gong Wei, and Ma Yingying, "Retrieving the aerosol lidar ratio profile by combining ground- and space-based elastic lidars," Opt. Lett. 37, 617-619 (2012)

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