Multiple scattering and lidar returns

Year: 1998

Authors: Bruscaglioni P., Flesia C., Ismaelli A., Sansoni P.

Autors Affiliation: Dep of Physics, University of Florence, 3 Via di Santa Marta 50139 Florence, Italy; Groupe de Physique Appliquee, Universite de Geneve, 20 Rue de l\’Ecole de Medicine, CH 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland; National Institute of Optics, 6 Largo E. Fermi 50121 Florence Italy

Abstract: Experimental evidence of multiple-scattering effects on lidar returns from clouds, as well as the calculated significance of second and higher orders of scattering, as can be found in the literature, are summarized, together with results of intercomparisons of theoretical and experimental results obtained by different researchers. New comparisons between analytic results and Monte Carlo data are reported, indicating the level of accuracy of predictions relevant to multiple scattering and lidar.

Journal/Review: PURE AND APPLIED OPTICS

Volume: 7 (6)      Pages from: 1273  to: 1387

KeyWords: Multiple scattering, Clouds; Computer simulation; Light scattering; Monte Carlo methods, Optical radar
DOI: 10.1088/0963-9659/7/6/007

Citations: 11
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