Vol. 8, issue 09, article # 9

Vlasov D.V., Zubkov E.V., Shamaev S.I. Inversion of the lidar equation providing for small-angle scattering. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1995. V. 8. No. 09. P. 1324-1331.
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Abstract:

A modified solution of the lidar equation has been derived that develops the Klett algorithm as a stable form of inversion of the lidar equation and provides the reconstruction of the extinction coefficient profiles from laser sounding data. This solution allows for the small-angle scattering typical of oceanic waters. Inversion errors for the Klett and modified algorithms have been compared in a numerical lidar experiment for a medium with various model vertical profiles of the extinction coefficient.

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