18 August 1998 Cloud parametrization for spaceborne lidar applications
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This paper discusses a cloud parameterization scheme for lidar application to cloud measurements by a space-borne lidar system. In lidar measurements generally the information on cloud particle size and number density is not available. Therefore, cloud parameterization becomes essential to derive from lidar observations the cloud optical parameters such as the extinction and backscatter coefficients and optical depth. In this study the lidar forward and retrieval models have been developed based on the lidar parameters for a conceived space-borne lidar system and applied to a derived cloud field which generates cloud definition parameters identical to the GCM-III. The lidar applicability to derive cloud physical and optical parameters has also been discussed.
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Shiv R. Pal, Shiv R. Pal, David P. Donovan, David P. Donovan, J. P. Blanchet, J. P. Blanchet, M. Laroque, M. Laroque, } "Cloud parametrization for spaceborne lidar applications", Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317766; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.317766
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