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Determination of optical turbulence intensity by atmospheric backscattering of laser radiation


The potential of estimating the structure characteristic of turbulent fluctuations of the air refractive index by molecular and aerosol backscattering in the atmosphere is studied numerically for the case of the monostatic location scheme. A technique is proposed to determine clear air turbulence zones with an airborne lidar.

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Original Russian Text © V.A. Banakh, I.N. Smalikho, 2011, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Banakh, V.A., Smalikho, I.N. Determination of optical turbulence intensity by atmospheric backscattering of laser radiation. Atmos Ocean Opt 24, 457 (2011).

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  • Lidar
  • Scattered Radiation
  • Atmospheric Turbulence
  • Turbulent Atmosphere
  • Turbulent Pulse