Articles | Volume 17, issue 9
Research article
17 May 2024
Research article |  | 17 May 2024

Multiple-scattering effects on single-wavelength lidar sounding of multi-layered clouds

Valery Shcherbakov, Frédéric Szczap, Guillaume Mioche, and Céline Cornet


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on amt-2023-109', Anonymous Referee #1, 11 Jul 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on amt-2023-109', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Feb 2024

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by V. Shcherbakov on behalf of the Authors (14 Mar 2024)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (25 Mar 2024) by Dmitry Efremenko
AR by V. Shcherbakov on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2024)
Short summary
We performed Monte Carlo simulations of single-wavelength lidar signals from multi-layered clouds with special attention focused on the multiple-scattering (MS) effect in regions of the cloud-free molecular atmosphere. The MS effect on lidar signals always decreases with the increasing distance from the cloud far edge. The decrease is the direct consequence of the fact that the forward peak of particle phase functions is much larger than the receiver field of view.