This numerical study addresses the boundary value determination of
the aerosol extinction coefficient from backscatter lidar measurements
by use of the simultaneous evaluation of signals at 532 and 1064
nm. The basic equations are formulated for the most common case of
a two-component atmosphere with variable aerosol
extinction-to-backscatter ratios along the lidar line. The method
proved to be quite stable for optically thick atmospheres even if the
true profiles of the lidar ratios are not known exactly.
© 1998 Optical Society of America
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