||Variable Phase Function Approach for the Inversion of Lidar Return Signals.
Kovalev, V. A. ;
Moosmueller., H. ;
||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV.;National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Gas composition ;
Optical radar ;
Atmospheric correction ;
Scattering coefficients ;
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A variable phase function is developed. This function may be used for the inversion of lidar data in an iterative process. Numerical simulations of this method were performed successfully, demonstrating fast convergence of the particulate phase function. The method will be used in the future to evaluate extinction and backscattering corrections for an Ultra-Violet Differential Absorption Lidar (UV-DIAL) system measuring tropospheric ozone concentrations.