12 January 2004 Polarized light backscatter by hexagonal ice crystal particles
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Lidar backscatter by hexagonal ice cylinders of cirrus clouds is considered within the framework of both geometric optics and physical optics approaches. Within geometric optics, reasons of great backscattering peak and of large magnitudes of the depolarization ratio are investigated and explained. An approach including diffraction and interference phenomena is discussed.
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Anatoli G. Borovoi, Igor Grishin, Natalja Kustova, Ulrich Oppel, "Polarized light backscatter by hexagonal ice crystal particles", Proc. SPIE 5240, Laser Radar Technology for Remote Sensing, (12 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.514192; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.514192
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