Vol. 3, No. 2, 248-260, 2004

Elastic and Raman lidar sounding of coastal waters. Theory, computer simulation, inversion possibilities
Eleonora Zege, Iosif Katsev, Alexander Prikhach and Alexey Malinka

Abstract
This paper outlines the software AOLS (Airborne Oceanic Lidar Simulator) for quasi real-time computer simulation of airborne oceanic lidar performance and the underlying semi-analytical theory of a lidar return with multiple scattering. The model provides the signal in elastic lidar with polarization devices and with Raman and fluorescence channels. The model data compare exceptionally well with experimental data provided as a result of the HyCODE 2001 field test. The presented modelling is a powerful tool not only to predict and to optimise the performance of oceanic airborne lidar but also to develop and verify retrieval techniques. An analytical inversion of the lidar equation with multiple scattering and the first advances in the inversion of lidar profiles with multiple scattering are presented.

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History
Submitted: 03 November 2003
Revised: 20 April 2004
Accepted: 23 April 2004

Citation
Zege E, I Katsev, A Prikhach & A Malinka, 2004. Elastic and Raman lidar sounding of coastal waters. Theory, computer simulation, inversion possibilities. EARSeL eProceedings 3(2), 248-260

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