7 December 1998 Ray trace analysis of the interaction between coherent illumination and cirrus clouds
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The authors present a novel simulation for studying the interaction of coherent illumination with cirrus clouds. The software traces the propagation and E field vectors through a 3D volume of ice crystal in the shape of columns, plates, bullets, and bullet rosettes with random positions, sizes, and orientations. The magnetic (B) field vectors can be found from a cross product of the two. Back-scattered depolarization results are compared to published studies. The use of this simulation for detailed studies of the impact of cirrus clouds on the wavefront of an illuminating beam is discussed.
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Barbara Tehan Landesman, Barbara Tehan Landesman, Peter J. Kindilien, Peter J. Kindilien, Charles L. Matson, Charles L. Matson, Debora E. Mosley, Debora E. Mosley, } "Ray trace analysis of the interaction between coherent illumination and cirrus clouds", Proc. SPIE 3494, Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing II, (7 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332403; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.332403
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