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Title: Seasonal and optical characterisation of cirrus clouds over Indian sub-continent using LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) is an important remote sensing technique to study about the cirrus clouds. The subject of cirrus clouds and related climate is challenging one. The received scattered signal from Lidar contains information on the physical and optical properties of cirrus clouds. The Lidar profile of the cirrus cloud provides information on the optical characteristics like depolarisation ratio, lidar ratio and optical depth, which give knowledge about possible phase, structure and orientation of cloud particle that affect the radiative budgeting of cirrus clouds. The findings from the study are subjected to generate inputs for better climatic modelling.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Karyavattom, Trivandrum-695 581, Kerala (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22308880
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1620; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Optics 14: International conference on optics: Light and its interactions with matter, Calicut, Kerala (India), 19-21 Mar 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; CLOUDS; INDIA; LIGHT SCATTERING; METEOROLOGY; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; OPTICAL RADAR; REMOTE SENSING; SEASONAL VARIATIONS; VISIBLE RADIATION