Expressions are obtained for the mean value and the correlation function of a lidar signal in the case of strong fluctuations of the atmospheric parameters. In the model calculations the results obtained from formulas for strong fluctuations and for weak ones are compared. A study is made of the distribution of the backscattering signal fluctuations. It is shown that in most cases the investigated distribution may be approximated by a log-normal distribution.
|Translated title of the contribution||Numerical Study of Lidar Signal Fluctuations Caused by Large-Scale Inhomogeneities of the Atmospheric Aerosol.|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Izvestia Akademii nauk SSSR. Fizika atmosfery i okeana|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 1985|
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