Bistatic LIDAR: A Tool for Characterizing Atmospheric Particulates: Part I-The Remote Sensing Problem

John A. Reagan, Dale M. Byrne, Benjamin M. Herman

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The bistatic, Light Detection And Ranging, LIDAR technique for sensing atmospheric particulates is outlined, and analytical formulations are presented for characterizing both the intensity and polarization of the bistatic signals. Methods are presented on how to handle the remote sensing problem of extracting the particulate angular scattering parameters from the bistatic measurements. Examples are also presented which demonstrate that these methods can be practically applied at least for atmospheric conditions typical of Tucson, AZ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1982


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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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