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ID-343 :   Modeling the depolarization of space-borne lidar signals

Type

MODEL

Title

Modeling the depolarization of space-borne lidar signals

Abstract

A physical model was extended with a polarization function to create a vectorized physical model (VPM) to analyze the vertical profile of the observed depolarization ratio due to multiple scattering from water clouds by space-borne lidar. The VPM also includes a high-order scattering matrix and accommodates mechanisms that modify the polarization state during multiple scattering processes.The estimated profile of the depolarization ratio from the VPM showed good agreement with Monte Carlo simulations, with a mean relative error of about 2% ± 3%.

Data Information

Model Name
Vectorized physical model (VPM)
Abstract (Brief description of the experiment contents (initial conditions, boundary conditions, etc.))
A physical model was extended with a polarization function to create a vectorized physical model (VPM) to analyze the vertical profile of the observed depolarization ratio due to multiple scattering from water clouds by space-borne lidar.
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Article (the article written using this data)
Kaori Sato, Hajime Okamoto, and Hiroshi Ishimoto, "Modeling the depolarization of space-borne lidar signals," Opt. Express 27, A117-A132 (2019), https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.00A117

Personnel

RollContact PersonNameKaori SatoAffiliationResearch Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu Univeristy
RollContact PersonNameHajime OkamotoAffiliationResearch Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu Univeristy
Data Registration
14:29 on Tue July 30, 2019
Last Update
14:29 on Tue July 30, 2019