Accession Number : ADA180636

Title :   Model of Lidar Return in Marine Stratus Cloud Layers.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Noonkester,V. R.

Report Date : DEC 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Various types of lidars have been used in attempts to obtain quantitative information about the nearby atmosphere. This report investigates the use of a handheld visioceilometer lidar to determine the extinction coefficient sigma as a function of range r at a wavelength lambda of 1.06 micron beneath marine stratus clouds. Keywords include: Stratus cloud layers, Extinction coefficients, Lidars, and Backscatter coefficient.

Descriptors :   *BACKSCATTERING, *OPTICAL RADAR, *STRATUS CLOUDS, COEFFICIENTS, EXTINCTION, LAYERS, CLOUDS, MODELS, COEFFICIENTS

Subject Categories : Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment
      Meteorology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE