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Tropospheric aerosol backscatter background mode at CO2 wavelengthsA comparison is made between three climatologies of backscatter measurements in the troposphere and lower stratosphere at CO2 wavelengths. These were obtained from several locations using ground-based and airborne lidar systems. All three measurement sets show similar features, specifically, a high frequency of occurrence of low backscatter over a limited range of values in the middle and upper atmosphere (the 'background mode'). This background mode is important for the design and performance simulation of the prospective satellite sensors that rely on atmospheric aerosols as scattering targets.
Document ID
19890044935
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Rothermel, Jeffry (Universities Space Research Association Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bowdle, David A. (Alabama, University Huntsville, United States)
Menzies, Robert T. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
Post, Madison J. (NOAA, Wave Propagation Laboratory, Boulder CO, United States)
Vaughan, J. Michael (Royal Signals and Radar Establishment Malvern, United Kingdom)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1989
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-37135
Distribution Limits
Public
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