Vol. 4, issue 04, article # 8

pdf Kaul B. V., Krasnov O. A., Kuznetsov A. L., Samokhvalov I. V. Polarization sounding of high-altitude aerosol formations. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1991. V. 4. No. 04. P. 394-403.
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The technique and the results of sounding of the crystal clouds using a lidar capable of measuring the Stokes parameters of the scattered radiation are presented. Transmitted laser radiation was linearly polarized. Five combinations of the Stokes parameters were identified against the criterion of their difference from the corresponding values characterizing the molecular scattering. Possible relations between the above-mentioned combinations of the Stokes parameters and either type of the symmetry of the ensemble of the scattering particles are discussed.