Vol. 18, issue 10, article # 11

pdf Samoilova S. V., Krekova M. M. Methods of retrieval of atmospheric optical parameters from polarization lidar sensing data. Part 2. Problems of a priori uncertainty in the scattering phase matrix. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2005. V. 18. No. 10. P. 822-830.
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We consider methods of inversion of polarization sensing data acquired in the presence of a significant multiple scattering (MS) in optical signals. The second component of Stokes vector is extensively studied and it is shown that the simple parameterization of MP contribution significantly reduces the bulk of a priori information required for signal interpretation. Numerical experiment has been conducted to analyze possible errors in the retrieved extinction coefficient and lidar ratio, caused by incorrect set of the scattering phase matrix in inverting the returns calculated by the Monte Carlo method.