Vol. 32, issue 03, article # 3

Shishko V.A., Bryukhanov I.D., Nie E.V., Kustova N.V., Timofeev D.N., Konoshonkin A.V. Algorithm of retrieving microphysical properties of cirrus clouds from Mueller matrices. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2019. V. 32. No. 03. P. 186–192 [in Russian].
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Abstract:

The paper presents the algorithm of interpreting the light backscattering matrices (BSM) that were obtained by the unique high-altitude polarization lidar of NR TSU while sounding cirrus clouds. The  microphysical properties of cirrus clouds, i.e., size, spatial orientation, shape, and percentage of different particles based on BSMs calculated within physical optics approximation were estimated.

Keywords:

light backscattering matrices, ice crystals, cirrus clouds, physical optics approximation, polarization lidar

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