Vol. 18, issue 07, article # 9

pdf Belov M. L. Influence of the sea foam coverage on the power of lidar return at sensing the sea surface along slant paths. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2005. V. 18. No. 07. P. 542-545.
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Formula has been derived for description of the effect of foam on the lidar return signal from sea surface sounded along slant paths. Results calculated by this formula are compared with the results calculated numerically using different models of the sea surface coverage with foam. It is shown that the foam covering the sea surface strongly affects the power of lidar returns. The effect of foam essentially depends on the sounding angles and models of the foam used.