Development of a multiple-field-of-view multiple-scattering polarization lidar: Comparison with cloud radar

Hajime Okamoto, Kaori Sato, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Nobuo Sugimoto, Toshiyuki Makino, Yoshitaka Jin, Atsushi Shimizu, Toshiaki Takano, Masahiro Fujikawa

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We developed a multiple-field-of-view multiple-scattering polarization lidar (MFMSPL) to study the microphysics of optically thick clouds. Designed to measure enhanced backscattering and depolarization ratio comparable to space-borne lidar, the system consists of four sets of parallel and perpendicular channels mounted with different zenith angles. Depolarization ratios from water clouds were large as observed by MFMSPL compared to those observed by conventional lidar. Cloud top heights and depolarization ratios tended to be larger for outer MFMSPL channels than for vertically pointing channels. Colocated 95 GHz cloud radar and MFMSPL observations showed reasonable agreement at the observed cloud top height.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)30053-30067
ページ数15
ジャーナルOptics Express
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DOI
出版ステータス出版済み - 12 26 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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