Principal component analysis applied to multiwavelength lidar aerosol backscatter and extinction measurements.

@article{Donovan1997PrincipalCA,
  title={Principal component analysis applied to multiwavelength lidar aerosol backscatter and extinction measurements.},
  author={David Patrick Donovan and A I Carswell},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 36},
  pages={9406-24}
}
The use of powerful Raman backscatter lidars enables one to measure the stratospheric aerosol extinction profile independently of the backscatter, thereby obtaining additional information to aid in retrieving the physical characteristics of the sampled aerosol. We used principal component analysis to construct a self-consistent method for the retrieval of aerosol bulk physical and optical properties from multiwavelength elastic and/or inelastic Raman backscatter lidar signals. The procedure is… CONTINUE READING
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