Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1921–1935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1921-2020
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 13, 1921–1935, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-13-1921-2020

Research article 16 Apr 2020

Research article | 16 Apr 2020

A new lidar inversion method using a surface reference target applied to the backscattering coefficient and lidar ratio retrievals of a fog-oil plume at short range

Florian Gaudfrin et al.

Download

Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Florian Gaudfrin on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Jan 2020) by Andrew Sayer
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (19 Feb 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Feb 2020) by Andrew Sayer
AR by Florian Gaudfrin on behalf of the Authors (26 Feb 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (02 Mar 2020) by Andrew Sayer
Download
Short summary
A new elastic lidar inversion equation is presented. It is based on the backscattering signal from a surface reference target rather than that from a volumetric layer of reference as is usually done. The method presented can be used in the case of airborne elastic lidar measurements or when the lidar–target line is horizontal. Also, a new algorithm is described to retrieve the lidar ratio and the backscattering coefficient of an aerosol plume without any a priori assumptions about the plume.