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13 January 1999 Retrieval of cloud optical parameters from space-based sensing data
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Proceedings Volume 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics; (1999) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337043
Event: Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, 1998, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
We present here an approach to estimating the multiple scattering (MS) contribution into the lidar returns from clouds recorded from space that enables us to describe in more detail the return formation at the depth where first orders of scattering dominate. The estimates made enabled us to propose a method for correcting solutions of single scattering lidar equations for the MS contribution. We also describe here an algorithm of reconstructing the profiles of the cloud scattering coefficient and optical thickness, (tau) , under conditions of a priori uncertainties. The approach proposed is illustrated with the results on optical parameters of cirrus and stratiform clouds determined from return signals calculated by Monte Carlo method, as well as from return signals acquired with the American space-borne lidar during LITE.
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Yuri S. Balin, Svetlana V. Samoylova, and David M. Winker "Retrieval of cloud optical parameters from space-based sensing data", Proc. SPIE 3583, Fifth International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics, (13 January 1999); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.337043
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