Abstract

A model for calculation of the depolarization of a laser beam propagating through a water cloud is described, in which multiple scattering up to sixth order is included using a Monte Carlo technique. The influence of beam geometry, drop size distribution, and cloud extinction coefficient on the depolarization is discussed. Good agreement between calculated and measured profiles of the depolarization observed in water clouds has been obtained.

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1982 (1)

1980 (1)

1978 (1)

1977 (2)

C. M. R. Platt, “Lidar Observation of a Mixed-Phase Altostratus Cloud,” J. Appl. Meteorol. 16, 339–345 (1977).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Allen, C. M. R. Platt, “Lidar for Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization Observations,” Appl. Opt. 16, 3193–3199 (1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1976 (1)

K. E. Kunkel, J. A. Weinman, “Monte Carlo Analysis of Multiply Scattered Lidar Returns,” J. Atmos. Scie. 33, 1772–1781 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

1973 (1)

1972 (1)

K. N. Liou, “On Depolarization of Visible Light from Water Clouds for a Monostatic Lidar,” J. Atmos. Scie. 29, 1000–1003 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

K. N. Liou, R. M. Schotland, “Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization from Water Clouds for a Pulsed Lidar System,” J. Atmos. Scie. 28, 772–784 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Allen, R. J.

Carswell, A. I.

Chung, R. L. T.

Deirmendijan, D.

D. Deirmendijan, Electromagnetic Scattering on Spherical Polydispersions (American Elsvier, New York, 1969).

Eloranta, E. W.

E. W. Eloranta, “Calculation of Doubly Scattered Lidar Returns,” Ph.D. Thesis, U. Wisconsin (1972).

Fernald, F. G.

Houston, J. D.

Ishimaru, A.

Kunkel, K. E.

K. E. Kunkel, J. A. Weinman, “Monte Carlo Analysis of Multiply Scattered Lidar Returns,” J. Atmos. Scie. 33, 1772–1781 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Liou, K. N.

K. N. Liou, “On Depolarization of Visible Light from Water Clouds for a Monostatic Lidar,” J. Atmos. Scie. 29, 1000–1003 (1972).
[CrossRef]

K. N. Liou, R. M. Schotland, “Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization from Water Clouds for a Pulsed Lidar System,” J. Atmos. Scie. 28, 772–784 (1971).
[CrossRef]

McNeil, W. R.

Pal, S. R.

Petrilla, R. L.

Platt, C. M. R.

C. M. R. Platt, “Lidar Observation of a Mixed-Phase Altostratus Cloud,” J. Appl. Meteorol. 16, 339–345 (1977).
[CrossRef]

R. J. Allen, C. M. R. Platt, “Lidar for Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization Observations,” Appl. Opt. 16, 3193–3199 (1977).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sassen, K.

Schotland, R. M.

K. N. Liou, R. M. Schotland, “Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization from Water Clouds for a Pulsed Lidar System,” J. Atmos. Scie. 28, 772–784 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Weinman, J. A.

K. E. Kunkel, J. A. Weinman, “Monte Carlo Analysis of Multiply Scattered Lidar Returns,” J. Atmos. Scie. 33, 1772–1781 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (9)

J. Appl. Meteorol. (1)

C. M. R. Platt, “Lidar Observation of a Mixed-Phase Altostratus Cloud,” J. Appl. Meteorol. 16, 339–345 (1977).
[CrossRef]

J. Atmos. Scie. (3)

K. E. Kunkel, J. A. Weinman, “Monte Carlo Analysis of Multiply Scattered Lidar Returns,” J. Atmos. Scie. 33, 1772–1781 (1976).
[CrossRef]

K. N. Liou, “On Depolarization of Visible Light from Water Clouds for a Monostatic Lidar,” J. Atmos. Scie. 29, 1000–1003 (1972).
[CrossRef]

K. N. Liou, R. M. Schotland, “Multiple Backscattering and Depolarization from Water Clouds for a Pulsed Lidar System,” J. Atmos. Scie. 28, 772–784 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

E. W. Eloranta, “Calculation of Doubly Scattered Lidar Returns,” Ph.D. Thesis, U. Wisconsin (1972).

D. Deirmendijan, Electromagnetic Scattering on Spherical Polydispersions (American Elsvier, New York, 1969).

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