SCATTERING AND LIDAR MEASUREMENTS OF IR RADIATION IN INHOMOGENEOUS WATER DROPLET CLOUDS

Authors
  1. Smith, R.B.
  2. Ulitsky, A.
  3. Houston, J.D.
  4. Carswell, A.I.
  5. Sutherland, P.B.
  6. Pal, S.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN);Optech Inc, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report describes the results of 3 main tasks: (1) Reconfiguration of the aerosol chamber to create three independent chamber sections, thus providing the capability to construct inhomogeneous clouds consisting of 3 layers, each layer having different characteristics. (2) Extension of previous measurements of backscatter and transmission of laser beams inhomogeneous water-droplet clouds to controlled inhomogeneous water-droplet clouds. (3) Performance of "range-gated" backscatter measurements. The measurements using the inhomogeneous clouds were intended to identify how changes in cloud structure will affect the measured backscatter and the transmitted energy distribution. The range-gated measurements provide backscatter data from selected slices in the clouds. These data create simulated lidar style backscatter returns.
Report Number
FR0698 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Nov 1986
Number of Pages
144
DSTKIM No
87-01346
CANDIS No
50184
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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