Simulated lidar return from a one-dimensional stratospheric aerosol model


RESULTS of theoretical calculations on lidar backscatter from the stratospheric aerosol are presented here. The calculations use the size distribution, particle number density and particle composition predicted by a one-dimensional model of the stratospheric aerosol layer. The theoretically calculated back-scatter profile is compared with experimental results obtained from actual lidar observations of the layer.

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HAMILL, P., SWISSLER, T., TURCO, R. et al. Simulated lidar return from a one-dimensional stratospheric aerosol model. Nature 278, 149–152 (1979).

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