Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size

Nobuo Sugimoto, Atsushi Shimizu, Ichiro Matsui, Kengo Iokibe, Ryuji Koga

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Abstract

The indirect effect of aerosols in the atmospheric radiation process, which is the effect of aerosols through the formation of clouds, is one of the most uncertain factors in the current climate models for predicting global warming. To study the effect of aerosols on cloud formation quantitatively, a method for measuring cloud particle size is indispensable. A bistatic lidar method was developed for measuring water cloud particle size at the cloud base. The method is based on single scattering Mie theory. A simple measurement system that consists of a single-wavelength laser and dual-polarization bistatic receivers was developed. Experiments were conducted using the 532 nm beam of the Mie scattering lidar on board the research vessel Mirai. An additional bistatic receiver having polarization analyzers was located at a suitable scattering angle. Cloud particle size (mode radius of the assumed size distribution) was derived from the ratio of the polarization components of the scattered light based on the single scattering Mie theory. Particle size of maritime cumulus and stratus near the cloud base was measured. The particle size profiles in the clouds up to a penetration depth of about 50 m were observed with the method. At a larger penetration depth, effect of multiple scattering dominated the return signals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsU.N. Singh, T. Itaboe, Z. Liu
Pages25-32
Number of pages8
Volume4893
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventLidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III - Hangzhou, China
Duration: Oct 24 2002Oct 25 2002

Other

OtherLidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III
CountryChina
CityHangzhou
Period10/24/0210/25/02

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Optical radar
optical radar
Particle size
water
Water
Mie scattering
Scattering
Aerosols
aerosols
Polarization
scattering
polarization
penetration
receivers
Atmospheric radiation
atmospheric radiation
Climate models
global warming
climate models
Multiple scattering

Keywords

  • Aerosol
  • Aerosol indirect effect
  • Aerosol-cloud interaction
  • Bistatic lidar
  • Cloud
  • Lidar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Sugimoto, N., Shimizu, A., Matsui, I., Iokibe, K., & Koga, R. (2003). Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size. In U. N. Singh, T. Itaboe, & Z. Liu (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 4893, pp. 25-32) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466253

Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size. / Sugimoto, Nobuo; Shimizu, Atsushi; Matsui, Ichiro; Iokibe, Kengo; Koga, Ryuji.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / U.N. Singh; T. Itaboe; Z. Liu. Vol. 4893 2003. p. 25-32.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Sugimoto, N, Shimizu, A, Matsui, I, Iokibe, K & Koga, R 2003, Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size. in UN Singh, T Itaboe & Z Liu (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 4893, pp. 25-32, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III, Hangzhou, China, 10/24/02. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466253
Sugimoto N, Shimizu A, Matsui I, Iokibe K, Koga R. Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size. In Singh UN, Itaboe T, Liu Z, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 4893. 2003. p. 25-32 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.466253
Sugimoto, Nobuo ; Shimizu, Atsushi ; Matsui, Ichiro ; Iokibe, Kengo ; Koga, Ryuji. / Bistatic lidar observation of maritime water cloud particle size. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / U.N. Singh ; T. Itaboe ; Z. Liu. Vol. 4893 2003. pp. 25-32
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