UV-depolarization lidar remote sensing experiment analysis using scattering matrix formalism

A. Miffre, G. David, B. Thomas, P. Rairoux

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In this paper, an optical remote sensing method is proposed to retrieve the number concentration of non spherical volcanic ash particles. An UV-polarization sensitive remote sensing experiment is interpreted in the frame of the scattering matrix formalism. It follows that UV-optical scattering and depolarization, when they are used together and in correlation with laboratory measurements on scattering matrix elements, are meaningful to retrieve information on volcanic ash particles such as shape or number concentration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAAPP Atti della Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti, Classe di Scienze Fisiche, Matematiche e Naturali
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Computer Science
  • General Chemistry
  • General Mathematics
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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