EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Synergy of lidars and other sensors|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
Optical instruments synergy in determination of optical depth of thin clouds
New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York, USA
2 Environmental and Climate Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY, USA
3 Science Systems and Applications Inc., Greenbelt, MD, USA
Published online: 13 April 2018
Optically thin clouds have a strong radiative effect and need to be represented accurately in climate models. Cloud optical depth of thin clouds was retrieved using high resolution digital photography, lidar, and a radiative transfer model. The Doppler Lidar was operated at 1.5 μm, minimizing return from Rayleigh scattering, emphasizing return from aerosols and clouds. This approach examined cloud structure on scales 3 to 5 orders of magnitude finer than satellite products, opening new avenues for examination of cloud structure and evolution.
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