The use of a time-resolved LIDAR to study the water column
This paper presents remote measurements performed on an artificial water column with a fully time-resolved LIDAR technique. The results are discussed in view of the possibility of evaluating the attenuation coefficient from the temporal dependence of the various signals (backscattering, water Raman diffusion and dissolved organic matter fluorescence). The results are analysed on the basis of the most simple model, which completely neglects multiple scattering, and the experimental values are found to be 10 to 30% lower than the beam attenuation coefficient measured with a spectrophotometer. Considering the characteristics of the experimental system and the type of water measured, this is in accordance with published Monte Carlo simulations.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 5th International Colloquium on Physical Measures and Signatures in Remote Sensing, Courchevel (FR), Jan. 14-18, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35916 ORA
Record Number: 199110798 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en