Statistical considerations on the extinction error variance for the Raman lidar inversion algorithm
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At the basis of the Raman lidar extinction inversion algorithm is the derivative of the logarithm of the ratio between the atmospheric nitrogen number density and the range-corrected Raman power return. While its computation is straightforward under ideal (noiseless) conditions, this is not the case under low signal-to-noise ratios, for which the observation noise may lead the logarithm to singular values. This work presents an analytical-statistical overview of the inversion problem and related error bars, tentative noise limiting criteria, and justifies the approximations at play to estimate the inversion error by means of error-propagation techniques for high signal- to-noise ratios. Simulation examples consider a 532/607-nm elastic-Raman system.
CitationRocadenbosch, F., Comeron, A., Sicard, M., Md. Reba, M. Statistical considerations on the extinction error variance for the Raman lidar inversion algorithm. A: IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. "IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2007: IGARSS 2007; 23-27 July 2007, Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona". Barcelona: 2007, p. 2771-2774.