Accession Number : ADA183550
Title : Evaluation of a Dual-Lidar Method for Measuring Aerosol Extinction.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 86-Mar 87,
Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Paulson,M R
PDF Url : ADA183550
Report Date : Apr 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 65
Abstract : This report describes a method for determining aerosol distributions in the atmosphere using a technique that obtains extinction coefficient profiles and integrated extinction between two points. To implement this scheme, two lidars are set up at opposite ends of a propagation path and pointed toward each other. Since two equations are available to solve for the two unknowns, no assumptions are required concerning aerosol distributions. Keywords: Two lidar method; Visioceilometer lidars; S(R) curves; Extinction coefficient; profiled; Backscatter coefficient.
Descriptors : *AEROSOLS, *BACKSCATTERING, DISTRIBUTION, COEFFICIENTS, EXTINCTION, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, PATHS, PROPAGATION, OPTICAL RADAR, PROFILES, MEASUREMENT, EQUATIONS
Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE