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Scanning lidar measurements of surf-zone aerosol generation
Author(s): William P. Hooper; Lee U. Martin
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Paper Abstract

A scanning lidar was used at Wallops Island, Virginia, to locate regions where aerosols are generated by breaking waves and to characterize the resultant aerosol plumes. False-color lidar images show views of both the horizontal and the vertical extent of the plumes above the surf zone. A 30-min-average location of aerosol generation is shown as a contour overlay on the lidar images. The strength of the backscatter is separated into three regions: the land side of the surf zone, the surf zone, and the ocean side of the surf zone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 38(2) doi: 10.1117/1.602083
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 38, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
William P. Hooper, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Lee U. Martin, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

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