Accession Number:

AD0781801

Title:

The Effects of Multiple Scattering on Backscatter Lidar Measurements in Fogs.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 30 Nov 73, on Part 2,

Corporate Author:

RADIATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATES INC FORT WORTH TEX

Report Date:

1974-01-31

Pagination or Media Count:

93.0

Abstract:

Monte Carlo calculations were run to determine the effect of multiple scattering in the atmosphere on the return signal measured by a Mark VIII ruby lidar system for fogs with meteorological ranges of 80, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 2100 meters. The multiple scattering calculations were made using the TPART-3 Monte Carlo procedure which treats time-dependent light scattering in the atmosphere for collimated sources and receivers. The TPART-3 procedure is described and the results of calculations run to determine time-dependent single and multiple scattered fluxes at the receiver for a ruby lidar are presented for fogs with meteorological ranges between 80 and 2100 meters. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE