Information content of cloud physical properties derived from satellite active remote sensors

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Abstract

A method to analyze multiply scattering in the space-borne lidar returns had been developed. It was shown that the estimated excessive photon path length within a certain time-delayed lidar return compared well with Monte Carlo calculations. Such information was used to estimate lidar returns from inhomogeneous cloud layers using look up tables based on Monte Carlo simulations for homogenous profiles. The estimated time-spatial distribution of the depolarized lidar returns in two dimensions for an inhomogeneous cloud profile also showed good correspondence with the truth. The method will be evaluated by the Multi-Field of view-Multiple-Scattering-Polarization Lidar (MFMSPL), which is capable of measuring similar lidar depolarized signals as space-borne lidars from ground in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRadiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Radiation Symposium (IRC/IAMAS)
EditorsWerner Schmutz, Roger Davies, Luca Egli
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414785
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 22 2017
EventInternational Radiation Symposium 2016: Radiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2016 - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: Apr 16 2016Apr 22 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1810
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherInternational Radiation Symposium 2016: Radiation Processes in the Atmosphere and Ocean, IRS 2016
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period4/16/164/22/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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