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