© 1983

Inverse Problems of Lidar Sensing of the Atmosphere


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Vladimir E. Zuev, Igor E. Naats
    Pages 1-4
  3. Vladimir E. Zuev, Igor E. Naats
    Pages 5-79
  4. Vladimir E. Zuev, Igor E. Naats
    Pages 163-214
  5. Vladimir E. Zuev, Igor E. Naats
    Pages 215-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-262

About this book


This monograph undertakes to present systematically the methods for solving inverse problems of lidar sensing of the atmosphere, with emphasis on lidar techniques that are based on the use of light scattering by aerosols. The theory of multi-frequency lidar sensing, as a new method for studying the microphysical and optical characteristics of aerosol formations, is also pre­ sented in detail. The possibilities of this theory are illustrated by the experimental results on microstructure analysis of tropospheric and low stratospheric aerosols obtained with ground-based two- and three-frequency lidars. The lidar facilities used in these experimental studies were construc­ ted at the Institute of Atmospheric Optics S8 USSR Academy of Sciences. Some aspects of remote control of dispersed air pollution using lidar systems are also considered. A rigorous theory for inverting the data of polarization lidar measure­ ments is discussed, along with its application to remote measurement of the complex index of refraction of aerosol substances and the microstructure pa­ rameters of background aerosols using double-ended lidar schemes. Solutions to such important problems as the separation of contributions due to Rayleigh­ molecular and Mie-aerosol light scattering into the total backscatter are ob­ tained by using this theory. Lidar polarization measurements are shown to be useful in this case. The efficiency of the methods suggested here for inter­ preting the lidar polarization measurements is illustrated by experimental results on the investigation of the microphysical parameters of natural aero­ sols and artificial smokes using polarization nephelometers.


Aerosol Inverses Problem Laser-Radar Lidar Wettervorhersage laser light scattering optics polarization scattering

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Atmospheric OpticsSB USSR Academy of SciencesTomsk, 55USSR

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Inverse Problems of Lidar Sensing of the Atmosphere
  • Authors V.E. Zuev
    I.E. Naats
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-10913-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-13539-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-38802-9
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 262
  • Number of Illustrations 5 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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