BISTATIC LIDAR: A TOOL FOR CHARACTERIZING ATMOSPHERIC PARTICULATES - 2. THE INVERSE PROBLEM.

John A Reagan, DALE M. BYRNE, BENJAMIN M. HERMAN

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Abstract

THE INVERSE PROBLEM OF DEDUCING ATMOSPHERIC PARTICULATE PROPERTIES FROM BISTATIC LIDAR ANGULAR SCATTERING MEASUREMENTS IS INVESTIGATED, AND CERTAIN SCATTERING FUNCTIONS ARE IDENTIFIED AS BEING PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO PARTICLE SIZE AND/ORPARTICLE REFRACTIVE INDEX. METHODS ARE PRESENTED FOR RETRIEVING THE PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND REFRACTIVE INDEX FROM THESE SCATTERING FUNCTIONS. EXAMPLES ARE ALSO GIVEN OF RETRIEVALS OF PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION AND REFRACTIVE INDEX OBTAINED FROM ACTUAL BISTATIC LIDAR DATA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-243
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
Issue numberN 3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1982

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Geophysics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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