Vol. 9, issue 05, article # 7

pdf Krekov G. M., Krekova M. M., Matvienko G. G., Shamanaev V. S. Estimation of spaceborne lidar system potentialities for sea water sounding. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 1996. V. 9. No. 05. P. 396-399.
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Results of calculations of the amplitude and shape of a signal of a spaceborne lidar operating in the system atmosphere–ocean are presented in the paper. The calculations have been done by the Monte Carlo method for wavelength λ=0.53 mm. The dependence of the lidar return signal characteristics on the atmospheric optical state, water–air interface, and optical properties of sea water has been studied. A signal from the atmosphere is shown to mask completely a signal from a subsurface water layer.