1 January 1991 Spaceborne lidar remote sensing techniques aided by surface returns
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This paper describes approaches for using the strong return signals from ground/sea reflections to improve upon the information that can be retrieved from spaceborne lidar observations. Relations are presented for computing lidar ground/sea returns, and examples are given for representative lidar parameters and surface characteristics. Various methods are outlined for obtaining information about atmospheric transmittance, surface reflectance, and aerosol/cloud features from lidar ground/sea returns. Techniques for retrieving aerosol extinction profiles from atmospheric lidar returns are also presented, including retrieval examples.
John A. Reagan, David A. Zielinskie, "Spaceborne lidar remote sensing techniques aided by surface returns," Optical Engineering 30(1), (1 January 1991). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.55776 . Submission:

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