Software for retrieval of aerosol particle size distribution from multiwavelength lidar signals

Published: 01-01-2016| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/2v5xcxwk6f.1
S. Sitarek,
T. Stacewicz,
M. Posyniak


Abstract Software to retrieve profiles of aerosol particle size distribution (APSD) from multiwavelength lidar signals is presented. The approach consists in direct fit of artificial signal generated using predefined distribution to the experimental signals. Combination of two lognormal functions with a few free parameters is applied for the predefined APSD. The minimization technique allows finding lognormal function parameters which provide the best fit. The approach was tested on the experimental s... Title of program: APSD_Software Catalogue Id: AEXV_v1_0 Nature of problem Aerosol Particle Size Distribution (APSD) is a very signifficant function for evaluation of atmospheric optical properties. Remote determination of APSD might be performed with multiwavelength lidar. Retrieval of profiles of APSD from multiwavelength lidar signals is an example of ill-posed problem in the atmospheric physics (in the sense of Jacques Hadamard). Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data AEXV_v1_0; APSD_Software; 10.1016/j.cpc.2015.08.024 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2018)