Vol. 3, issue 08, article # 15

pdf Dubyagin V. M., Shefer N. A. Lidar detection of anomalous states of mesospheric sodium. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1990. V. 3. No. 08. P. 812-817.
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This paper presents optimal schemes for processing post-detector signals from a resonance fluorescence lidar intended for detecting anomalous states of mesospheric sodium. The schemes are best suited for three cases: when no atpriori information on the Na content is available at different states of the mesosphere; when information on the Na profile is available; and, when information on the Na profile and its statistical properties is available. An algorithm for estimating the detection efficiency and some results of numerical simulations estimating the lidar detector capabilities are presented.


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