We developed an explicit approach for the retrieval of the complex refractive index from optical data, i.e. backscatter and extinction coefficients measured with lidar. In this approach we assume that we know the particle size distributions as well as the optical data. On the basis of this approach we carried out numerical simulations in order to test the uncertainty of the retrieval of the complex refractive index in dependence of the combination of extinction and backscatter coefficients, the measurement wavelengths and measurement errors.
|EPJ Web of Conferences
|Published - 7 Jun 2016
|27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 - The City College of New York, New York, United States
Duration: 5 Jul 2015 → 10 Jul 2015
Conference number: 27