Vol. 1, issue 09, article # 11

Krekova M. M., Titov G. A. The Effect of the Spatial Cumuli Field Inho-mogeneity on the Mean Lidar Signal Characteristics. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1988. V. 1. No. 09. P. 81-86.
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Specific features inherent in the echo-signal formation within cumuli fields are discussed. The mean lidar return power as a function of the individual cloud geometry and the vertical profile of the extinction coefficient is examined. The effect of the multiple cross-scattering by clouds on the temporal variations of the backscattered signal is estimated. The evaluation of the underlying surface albedo in the presence of a single-layered cloudiness is shown to be feasible.