Applied Physics B

, Volume 60, Issue 4, pp 355–362

LIDAR multiple scattering from clouds

  • L. R. Bissonnette
  • P. Bruscaglioni
  • A. Ismaelli
  • G. Zaccanti
  • A. Cohen
  • Y. Benayahu
  • M. Kleiman
  • S. Egert
  • C. Flesia
  • P. Schwendimann
  • A. V. Starkov
  • M. Noormohammadian
  • U. G. Oppel
  • D. M. Winker
  • E. P. Zege
  • I. L. Katsev
  • I. N. Polonsky
Multiple-Scattering LIDAR Experiments

DOI: 10.1007/BF01082271

Cite this article as:
Bissonnette, L.R., Bruscaglioni, P., Ismaelli, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (1995) 60: 355. doi:10.1007/BF01082271

Abstract

Multiple-scattering LIDAR return calculations obtained by seven different models for the same specified numerical experiment are compared. This work results from an international joint effort stimulated by the workshop group called MUSCLE for MUltiple SCattering Lidar Experiments. The models include approximations to the radiative-transfer theory, Monte-Carlo calculations, a stochastic model of the process of multiple scattering, and an extension of Mie theory for particles illuminated by direct and scattered light. The model solutions are similar in form but differ by up to a factor of 5 in the strength of the multiple-scattering contributions. Various reasons for the observed differences are explored and their practical significance is discussed.

PACS

42.60

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Bissonnette
    • 1
  • P. Bruscaglioni
    • 2
  • A. Ismaelli
    • 2
  • G. Zaccanti
    • 2
  • A. Cohen
    • 3
  • Y. Benayahu
    • 4
  • M. Kleiman
    • 5
  • S. Egert
    • 5
  • C. Flesia
    • 6
  • P. Schwendimann
    • 7
  • A. V. Starkov
    • 8
  • M. Noormohammadian
    • 9
  • U. G. Oppel
    • 9
  • D. M. Winker
    • 10
  • E. P. Zege
    • 11
  • I. L. Katsev
    • 11
  • I. N. Polonsky
    • 11
  1. 1.DREV-Defence Research Establishment ValcartierCourcelette, QuébecCanada
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Fisica dell'UniversitáFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Atmospheric SciencesHebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael
  4. 4.SOREQ Nuclear Research CenterYavneIsrael
  5. 5.Israel Institute for Biological ResearchNess-ZionaIsrael
  6. 6.Groupe de Physique AppliquéeUniversité de GenèveSwitzerland
  7. 7.Defence Procurement and Technology GroupSystem Analysis DivisionBernSwitzerland
  8. 8.Computing Center, Siberian DivisionRussian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia
  9. 9.Mathematisches Institut der Ludwig-Maximilians Universität MünchenMünchenGermany
  10. 10.Atmospheric Sciences DivisionNASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA
  11. 11.Institute of PhysicsMinskBelarus
  12. 12.Department of Physics and Atmospheric SciencesDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  13. 13.Groupe de Physique AppliquéeUniversité de GenèveSwitzerland