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Data processing technique for multiangle lidar sounding of poorly stratified polluted atmospheres: Theory and experiment

Posted date: April 29, 2013
Publication Year: 
2012
Authors: Wold, Cyle E.; Kovalev, Vladimir A.; Petkov, AlexHao, Wei Min M.
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Abstract
Source: In: Proceedings of the Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution Specialty Conference; 24-28 September 2012; Whitefish, Montana. Extended Abstract #12. 6 p.

Abstract

Scanning elastic lidar, which can operate in different slant directions, is the most appropriate remote sensing tool for investigating the optical properties of smoke-polluted atmospheres. However, the commonly used methodologies of multiangle measurements are based on the assumption of horizontal stratification of the searched atmosphere1,2. When working in real atmospheres, even a slight deviation from the required atmospheric stratification may result in an unacceptable measurement error, especially, in clear atmospheres which contain local layering with increased backscattering.

Citation

Wold, Cyle E.; Kovalev, Vladimir A.; Petkov, Alexander P.; Hao, Wei Min. 2012. Data processing technique for multiangle lidar sounding of poorly stratified polluted atmospheres: Theory and experiment. In: Proceedings of the Aerosol and Atmospheric Optics: Visibility and Air Pollution Specialty Conference; 24-28 September 2012; Whitefish, Montana. Extended Abstract #12. 6 p.
Research Topics: 
Smoke; Fire
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Water, Air, and Soil; Wildland Fire and Fuels