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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 303–307 | Cite as

Lidar returns from the upper atmosphere and possible causes of their generation

  • V. V. BychkovEmail author
  • Yu. F. Nepomnyashchii
  • A. S. Perezhogin
  • B. M. Shevtsov
Remote Sensing of Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Underlying Surface

Abstract

New experimental data which confirm episodic occurrence of the correlation of light backscattering lidar signals from a 150–300 km altitude region with the plasma content in the nighttime F 2 layer of the ionosphere are presented. Analysis results of lidar observation data for 2008–2014 are given. A conclusion is drawn that these correlations occur when additional sources for ionosphere ionization appear. A hypothesis is discussed that the resonance scattering by excited atomic nitrogen ions is a possible cause of generation of these signals.

Keywords

sounding atmosphere lidar scattering 

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© Pleiades Publishing, Ltd. 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. V. Bychkov
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu. F. Nepomnyashchii
    • 1
  • A. S. Perezhogin
    • 1
  • B. M. Shevtsov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Radio Wave Propagation, Far Eastern BranchRussian Academy of SciencesParatunka, Kamchatskii kraiRussia

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