Vol. 15, issue 11, article # 6

pdf Volkov S. N., Kaul B. V., Samokhvalov I. V. A technique for processing lidar measurements of backscattering matrices. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2002. V. 15. No. 11. P. 891-895.
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A technique is developed for calibration of a lidar used to measure backscattering matrices (BSM). The technique exploits the fact that the well-known normalized molecular backscattering matrix is independent of the air density. An algorithm is described for separation of the aerosol component from BSM of an aerosol-gas mixture and estimation of errors in determination of BSM elements from a single measurement. The latter gives a criterion of quality of the obtained results to be used in the further BSM analysis.