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Profiling of poorly stratified atmospheres with scanning lidar

Posted date: September 26, 2013
Publication Year: 
2012
Authors: Wold, Cyle E.; Kovalev, V. A.; Petkov, AlexHao, Wei Min M.
Publication Series: 
Poster
Source: In: Proceedings: 26th Intermational Lasar Radar Conference; 2012 June 25-29; Porto Heli, Greece. International Coordination Group for Laser Atmospheric Studies (ICLAS). Poster.

Abstract

The direct multiangle solution may allow inversion of the scanning lidar data even when the requirement of the horizontally stratified atmosphere is poorly met. The solution is based on two principles: (1) The signal measured in zenith is the core source for extracting the information about the atmospheric aerosol loading, and (2) The multiangle signals are used as auxiliary data to extract the vertical transmittance profile from the zenith signal. However, there may exist a level of horizontal heterogeneity of the atmosphere when no reliable information about the optical properties can be retrieved with multiangle solution

Citation

Wold, C. E.; Kovalev, V. A.; Petkov, A. P.; Hao, W. M. 2012. Profiling of poorly stratified atmospheres with scanning lidar. In: Proceedings: 26th Intermational Lasar Radar Conference; 2012 June 25-29; Porto Heli, Greece. International Coordination Group for Laser Atmospheric Studies (ICLAS). Poster.
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Water, Air, and Soil; Wildland Fire and Fuels