Statistical theory of the interpretation of lidar measurements of the aerosol transparence of the atmosphere
Abstract
A mathematical model for singlefrequency lidar sounding is developed which is universal for various processing schemes and makes it possible to take into account the randomness of estimated and measured quantities. The interpretation is considered as a parametric problem of statistics. Algorithms which assure a minimum Bayes risk are developed for estimating the profile of the attenuation coefficient and the transparence of the atmosphere. Calculations are presented illustrating the dependence of the restoration accuracy on the accuracy of specification of a priori quantities.
 Publication:

Investigation of Atmospheric Aerosol by Means of Laser Sounding
 Pub Date:
 1980
 Bibcode:
 1980iaam.rept...17K
 Keywords:

 Aerosols;
 Atmospheric Optics;
 Optical Radar;
 Radar Measurement;
 Statistical Analysis;
 Transparence;
 Accuracy;
 Atmospheric Attenuation;
 Attenuation Coefficients;
 Bayes Theorem;
 Mathematical Models;
 Lasers and Masers