LIDAR MULTIPLE SCATTERING FROM CLOUDS

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Authors
  1. Bissonnette, L.R.
  2. Bruscaglioni, P.
  3. Ismaelli, A.
  4. Zaccanti, G.
  5. Cohen, A.
  6. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
Multiple-scattering LIDAR return calculations obtained by seven different models for the same specified numerical experiment are compared. This work results from an international joint effort stimulated by the workshop group called MUSCLE for MUtiple SCattering Lidar Experiments. The models include approximations to the radiative-transfer theory, Monte-Carlo calculations, a stochastic model of the process of multiple scattering, and an extension of the Mie theory for particles illuminated by direct and scattered light. The model solutions are similar in form but differ by up to a factor of 5 in the strength of the multiple-scattering contributions. Various reasons for the observed differences are explored and their practical significance is discussed.
Keywords
Laser radar
Date of publication
19 Sep 1994
Number of Pages
8
Reprinted from
Appl Phys B, no 60, 1995, p 355-362
DSTKIM No
95-04485
CANDIS No
152222
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