Created: Oct. 29, 2021
Proposer: Ingemar Häggström
Proposed Date: 2021-10-01
Change Date: Oct. 29, 2021, 2:36 p.m.
Term: volume_backscatter_of_radiation_power_in_air_of_instrument
Unit: W
Unit ref: WATT
The "instrument" (examples are radar and lidar) is the device used to make the observation. The "scatterers" are what causes the transmitted signal to be returned to the instrument (examples are aerosols, hydrometeors and refractive index irregularities), of whatever kind the instrument detects. A standard name referring to the recieved power of the signal at the instrument.