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Airborne lidar system for pollution detection and mapping
Author(s): Phillip Ozdemir
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Paper Abstract

The design and several applications of an airborne lidar system are described. The system allows instantaneous, non-invasive optical measurements of pollutant concentrations in the atmosphere. In the measurement of atmospheric mercury, the detection limit of the system is better than 1.0 part per trillion by volume (mercury). The system is useful for investigating mesoscale, small synoptic, large synoptic and planetary scale pollution phenomenon, for locating previously unknown emission sources, and for obtaining detailed information about specific plumes. For wet and dry deposition rates studies, the system offers a cost effective alternative to ground-based monitoring stations for Rossby (Ro) numbers on the order of 1 to 100.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2366, Optical Instrumentation for Gas Emissions Monitoring and Atmospheric Measurements, (10 February 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.205573
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Phillip Ozdemir, Skyborne, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2366:
Optical Instrumentation for Gas Emissions Monitoring and Atmospheric Measurements
Michael G. Yost; Dennis K. Killinger; Joseph Leonelli; William Vaughan; Dennis K. Killinger; William Vaughan; Michael G. Yost, Editor(s)

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