Accession Number:

ADP006181

Title:

Remote Sensing of the Aerosol Scattering Coefficient with a Multi-Field-of-View Lidar,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT VALCARTIER (QUEBEC)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A new lidar technique is proposed for the remote determination of the obscuration effects of natural and man-made aerosols. It is based on the simultaneous measurement of the lidar returns at different fields of view. By rationing these returns, we eliminate the need for a backscatter-to-extinction relation which makes the inversion of the single-scattering lidar measurements subject to uncertainties. A system operating at 1.054 micron and fields of view of 5, 25, 50 and 75 mrad is described. Preliminary results are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE