Overlap Correction Function For an Airborne Based Lidar
1 Observations branch, Met Office, Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB, United Kingdom
2 Observations Based Research, Met Office, Exeter, Devon EX1 3PB, United Kingdom
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Published online: 7 June 2016
The present research envisages the estimation of the overlap correction function for an airborne nadir-mounted lidar using multi-angle measurements. We have scanned a series of offnadir angles and after data processing we have been able to determine the instrument’s overlap function down to 95m from the lidar. This function can be used for the correction of lidar profiles and hence reduce the near-range uncertainty of lidar measurements. To our knowledge, the estimation of the overlap function using multi-angle method for a nadir pointing lidar is a première.
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