1 August 1991 Lidar backscatter calculations for solid-sphere and layered-sphere aerosols
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Proceedings Volume 1416, Laser Radar VI; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43721
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
The layered-sphere volumetric backscatter coefficient is examined for possibly enhancing the estimates of the aerosol component distributions and their physical parameters with examples utilizing a coherent Lidar at 10.6 microns. It is found that at this wavelength alumina particles coated with soot, water, or sulfuric acid may exhibit greatly reduced backscattering due to destructive interference of the reflected waves plus guided wave action in the absorbing layer. Also, the layered-sphere calculations easily reduce to solid-sphere calculations as needed.
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Douglas G. Youmans, Douglas G. Youmans, } "Lidar backscatter calculations for solid-sphere and layered-sphere aerosols", Proc. SPIE 1416, Laser Radar VI, (1 August 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.43721; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.43721

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