DETERMINATION OF THE COMPLEX REFRACTIVE INDEX AND SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF ATMOSPHERIC PARTICULATES FROM BISTATIC-MONOSTATIC LIDAR AND SOLAR RADIOMETER MEASUREMENTS.

J. A. Reagan, D. M. Byrne, M. D. King, J. D. Spinhirne, B. M. Herman

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Abstract

A method is presented for inferring both the size distribution and the complex refractive index of atmospheric particulates from combined bistatic-monostatic lidar and solar radiometer observations. The basic input measurements are spectral optical depths at several visible and near-infrared wavelengths as obtained with a solar radiometer and backscatter and angular scatter coefficients as obtained from a bistatic-monostatic lidar. The spectral optical depth measurements obtained from the radiometer are mathematically inverted to infer a columnar particulate size distribution. The results of this procedure applied to a set of simulated measurements as well as to measurements collected on two separate days are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1591-1599
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume85
Issue numberC3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

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