26 May 1997 Lidar observations of tropical high-altitude cirrus clouds: results from dual-wavelength Raman lidar measurements during the ALBATROSS campaign 1996
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Proceedings Volume 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring; (1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275163
Event: Environmental Sensing III, 1997, Munich, Germany
Abstract
Results from dual wavelength Raman lidar observations of tropical high-altitude cirrus clouds are reported. Based on 107 hours of night-time measurements cirrus clouds were present in more than 50% of the observations at latitudes between 23.5 degrees south and 23.5 degrees north and altitudes between 11 and 16 km. Volume depolarization is found to be a sensitive parameter for the detection of subvisible cloud layers. Using Mie scattering calculations estimates of the ice water content are derived.
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Georg Beyerle, H. J. Schaefer, Otto Schrems, R. Neuber, P. Rairoux, I. Stuart McDermid, "Lidar observations of tropical high-altitude cirrus clouds: results from dual-wavelength Raman lidar measurements during the ALBATROSS campaign 1996", Proc. SPIE 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring, (26 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.275163; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.275163
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Clouds

LIDAR

Raman spectroscopy

Aerosols

Backscatter

Mie scattering

Water

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