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, John A. Reagan, David A. Zielinskie, 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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