Provides tools and techniques to identify and address distortions and to interpret data coming from Lidar sensing technology
This book covers the issues encountered in separating the backscatter and transmission terms in the LIDAR equation when profiling the atmosphere with zenith-directed and vertically-scanning Lidars. Solutions in Lidar Profiling of the Atmosphere explains how to manage and interpret the Llidar signals when the uncertainties of the involved atmospheric parameters are not treatable statistically. The author discusses specific scenarios for using specific scenarios for profiling vertical aerosol loading. Solutions in Lidar Profiling of the Atmosphere emphasizes the use of common sense when interacting with potentially large distortions inherent in most inversion techniques.
- Addresses the systematic errors in LIDAR measurements
- Proposes specific methods to estimate systematic distortions
- Explains how to apply these methods to both simulated and real data
Solutions in Lidar Profiling of the Atmosphere is written for scientists, researchers, and graduate students in Meteorology and Geophysics.
About the Author:
Vladimir A. Kovalev, PhD, is a Physical Scientist for the Fire, Fuel, and Smoke Science Program in Missoula, Montana, since 2001. He received his B.S. in Radio Technology from the Technical College in Riga, Latvia. He received his M.S. in Radio Engineering from LETI, Leningrad, and his PhD in Geophysics from the Main Geophysical Observatory in Leningrad.
In 1991, Kovalev joined the research team at the US EPA Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory in Las Vega. He later became a Research Associate for the US National Research Council. In 1999-2001 he was a Visiting Associate at the University of Iowa. Dr. Kovalev has written two books and over a hundred scientific papers published in Russian and English.
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