The Depolarization Properties of Cirrus Cloud by Lidar: Observation and Model Match
1 Key Laboratory of Atmospheric optics, Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
2 V. E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Rus. Acad. Sci , Tomsk, 634055, Russia
3 University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230031, China
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Published online: 7 July 2020
The Polarization Lidar has been developed for cirrus cloud optical properties measurement. The Nd-YAG laser is employed as emitting linear source and two channels are used for detecting back-scattering signals from cirrus cloud including two 532 nm Orthogonal Polarization channels. Measurements were carried out from December 2010, to February 2013. In this work, we consider the only linear depolarization ratio measured at a wavelength of 532 nm. The dependences of depolarization ratios on both the size of ice crystals and the distribution of their distortion angles were also calculated. These results were compared with each other and used for retrieving the microphysical parameters of cirrus clouds observed in Hefei.
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