Modeling Lidar Multiple Scattering

Kaori Sato, Hajime Okamoto, Hiroshi Ishimoto

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A practical model to simulate multiply scattered lidar returns from inhomogeneous cloud layers are developed based on Backward Monte Carlo (BMC) simulations. The estimated time delay of the backscattered intensities returning from different vertical grids by the developed model agreed well with that directly obtained from BMC calculations. The method was applied to the Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) satellite data to improve the synergetic retrieval of cloud microphysics with CloudSat radar data at optically thick cloud grids. Preliminary results for retrieving mass fraction of co-existing cloud particles and drizzle size particles within lowlevel clouds are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number21005
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - Jun 7 2016
Event27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 5 2015Jul 10 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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