Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 29, Issue 5, pp 410–414 | Cite as

Airborne lidar sounding of short-lived aerosol clusters

  • A. S. GurvichEmail author
  • V. A. Kulikov
Optics of Stochastically-Heterogeneous Media


Airborne lidar sounding of aerosol clusters by a laser beam sent forward in the aircraft flight direction is considered. Observability of the temporal evolution of short-lived (from a few to tens of seconds) aerosol clusters with horizontal scales from a few hundreds to a few thousands of meters are shown by numerical simulation. It is shown that, unlike stationary lidar observations, airborne lidars allow the evolution of aerosol clusters to be analyzed without involving additional hypotheses about their spatial and temporal structure.


airborne lidar aerosol 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Obukhov Institute of Atmospheric PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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