ON THE INVERSION OF THE LIDAR EQUATION

Authors
  1. Evans, B.T.N.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
A modified form of the Klett inversion method of the lidar equation is developed. The accuracy of the inversion method is explored and validated. Unlike previous inversions, this one does not require making a guess for each lidar return to initiate the calculation. Included are discussions of the other inversion methods. The assumptions contained in the single-scatter lidar equation and in the inversion method are outlined as is their relative importance. Special attention is given to the backscatter versus total extinction relation, multi-scattering and non-ideal detector response.
Report Number
DREV-4343/84 —
Date of publication
15 Nov 1984
Number of Pages
58
DSTKIM No
85-00245
CANDIS No
45082
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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