Vol. 8, issue 05, article # 8

Belov M.L. Lidar return power in the case of sounding the atmosphere along a slightly slant path over foam covered sea surface. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1995. V. 8. No. 05. P. 724-731.
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We investigate the power recorded with a lidar receiver when sounding the atmosphere along the path over sea surface partially covered with foam exhibiting strong shading. Presented are expressions for mean received power for cases of continuous and pulsed sensing of sea surface. The received power and the shape of return are shown to be strongly dependent on the degree of shadowing, sounding scheme, the atmosphere, and lidar parameters.