Vol. 19, issue 05, article # 9

Kugeiko M.M., Lysenko S.A. Methodological aspects of reconstructing optical characteristics of the atmosphere from data of laser radar measurements. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2006. V. 19. No. 05. P. 387-392.
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Based on the analytical expressions derived for errors in determination of both total and aerosol extinction coefficients of the atmosphere from laser sensing data, the features common for their reconstruction are explained having in mind complex influence of all factors that burden solving of the lidar equation. Some recommendations are given concerning the choice of calculation algorithms and the use of the a priori information about optical parameters in different atmospheric situations (clean, weakly turbid, and optically dense atmosphere) that may help to improve accuracy of the extinction coefficient measurements. The results obtained by numerical simulation, which confirm analytical conclusions, are presented. The possibility of using the obtained analytical expressions for the errors in the extinction coefficients in estimating measurement results in particular situations is shown.