Vol. 16, issue 04, article # 8

Shefer O. V. Possibility of determining parameters of size spectra and flutter of crystal plates from data of monostatic and bistatic laser sensing. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2003. V. 16. No. 04. P. 318-324. PDF
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The information borne by the characteristics of reflected optical radiation in the cases of single- or double-ended lidar is studied within the framework of a crystal cloud model as a system of oriented crystal plates. Advantages of the double-ended or bistatic laser sensing technique over the single-ended or monostatic one are noticed. It is shown that the variation of the absolute and relative values of the scattering coefficient obtained at small-angle scanning carries the information about the size spectrum of crystal plates and their flutter in atmospheric formations with inhomogeneous composition.