Depolarization of Lidar returns from clouds: comparison between spherical and Chebyshev particulate
Authors: Mannoni A., Sansoni P., Flesia C., Bruscaglioni P., Ismaelli A.
Autors Affiliation: Centro di Eccellenza Optronica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy;
Department of Physics, University of Geneva, Switzerland;
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Abstract: The effect of multiple scattering on received power and its polarization state is examined by considering clouds made of spherical water droplets and non-spherical Chebyshev particles. A Monte Carlo code was used and its capability of dealing with homogeneous and stratified clouds is shown by a series of examples.
KeyWords: Chebyshev particles; Depolarization; Multiple scattering effects; Spherical water droplets; Stratified clouds, Clouds; Light polarization; Light scattering; Monte Carlo methods; Optical radar; Radar imaging, Atmospheric opticsCitations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2022-12-04References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)