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Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Aglite lidar: a portable elastic lidar system for investigating aerosol and wind motions at or around agricultural production facilities
Author(s): Christian Marchant; Thomas D. Wilkerson; Gail E. Bingham; Vladimir V. Zavyalov; Jan M. Andersen; Cordell Wright; Scott S. Cornelsen; Randal S. Martin; Philip J. Silva; Jerry L. Hatfield
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Paper Abstract

The Aglite Lidar is a portable scanning lidar that can be quickly deployed at agricultural and other air quality study sites. The purpose of Aglite is to map the concentration of PM10 and PM2.5 in aerosol plumes from agricultural and other sources. Aglite uses a high-repetition rate low-pulse energy 3-wavelength YAG laser with photon-counting detection together with a steerable pointing mirror to measure aerosol concentration with high spatial and temporal resolution. Aglite has been used in field campaigns in Iowa, Utah and California. The instrument is described, and performance and lidar sensitivity data are presented. The value of the lidar in aerosol plume mapping is demonstrated, as is the ability to extract wind-speed information from the lidar data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 2009
PDF: 20 pages
J. Appl. Rem. Sens. 3(1) 033511 doi: 10.1117/1.3097928
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 3, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Christian Marchant, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Thomas D. Wilkerson, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Gail E. Bingham, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Vladimir V. Zavyalov, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Jan M. Andersen, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Cordell Wright, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Scott S. Cornelsen, Campbell Scientific, Inc. (United States)
Randal S. Martin, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Philip J. Silva, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Jerry L. Hatfield, USDA Agricultural Research Service (United States)

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