Vol. 26, issue 05, article # 6

Konoshonkin A. V., Kustova N. V., Borovoy A. G. Peculiarities of the depolarization ratio in lidar signals for randomly oriented ice crystals of cirrus clouds. // Optika Atmosfery i Okeana. 2013. V. 26. No. 05. P. 385-387 [in Russian].
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Numerical solution for the problem of light scattering by randomly oriented hexagonal crystals has been firstly obtained. A possibility for retrieving both sizes and shapes of hexagonal ice crystals by the use of the depolarization ratio of lidar signals is shown.


polarization of light, lidar signal, cirrus clouds, Mueller matrix