Vol. 10, issue 01, article # 11

pdf Kaul B. V., Werner Ch., Hermann H. Polarization structure of a lidar return from droplet clouds. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1997. V. 10. No. 01. P. 50-52.
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In this paper we deal with the colloraries the relationships derived earlier for the azimuth distribution of the intensities of parallel and crosspolarized components of doubly scattered radiation recorded with a lidar. The theoretical conclusions are compared with the experimental results obtained with the lidar (Microlidar DLR), which can be operated using two fields of view simultaneously. It is shown that under certain geometry of the experiment, an approximation of double scattering is sufficient for interpreting the sounding results. It is also shown that the ratio between the intensities of the crosspolarized and parallel components in the double scattering channel depends on the droplets size distribution.