Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 23, Issue 5, pp 389–395 | Cite as

Transformation of the light backscattering matrices from crystal clouds during a variation of the zenith sensing angle

  • B. V. Kaul
  • I. V. Samokhvalov
Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Underlying Surface


Problems concerning the interpretation of the results of crystal cloud investigations by laser sensing are considered. The parameters characterizing the orientation of cloud particles are determined using backscattering matrix elements. It is shown how these parameters are related to the probability density of the particle distribution over the spatial orientation angles. The trends in the change of the backscattering matrices at variations of the zenith angle of a sensing path inclination are shown by the example of a monodisperse ensemble of ice particles.


Oceanic Optic Reference Plane Mirror Reflection Cloud Particle Particle Ensemble 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. V. Kaul
    • 1
  • I. V. Samokhvalov
    • 2
  1. 1.Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian BranchRussian Academy of SciencesTomskRussia
  2. 2.Tomsk State UniversityTomskRussia

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