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Development of a high-spectral-resolution lidar for continuous observation of aerosols in South America
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Paper Abstract

Continuous monitoring of aerosol profiles using lidar is helpful for a quasi-real-time indication of aerosol concentration. For instance, volcanic ash concentration and its height distribution are essential information for plane flights. Depolarization ratio and multi-wavelength measurements are useful for characterizing aerosol types such as volcanic ash, smoke, dust, sea-salt, and air pollution aerosols. High spectral resolution lidar (HSRL) and Raman scattering lidar can contribute to such aerosol characterization significantly since extinction coefficients can be measured independently from backscattering coefficients. In particular, HSRL can measure aerosol extinction during daytime and nighttime with a high sensitivity. We developed an HSRL with the iodine filter method for continuous observation of aerosols at 532nm in the northern region of Argentina in the framework of the South American Environmental Atmospheric Risk Management Network (SAVER.Net)/SATREPS project. The laser wavelength of the HSRL was controlled by a feedback system to tune the laser wavelength to the center of an iodine absorption line. The stability of the laser wavelength with the system satisfied the requirement showing very small systematic errors in the retrieval of extinction and backscatter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9879, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV, 987912 (5 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223879
Show Author Affiliations
Yoshitaka Jin, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Tomoaki Nishizawa, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Pablo Ristori, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina)
Sebastian Papandrea, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina)
Lidia Otero, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina)
Eduardo Quel, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Láseres y Aplicaciones (Argentina)
Akira Mizuno, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9879:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XV
Upendra N. Singh; Nobuo Sugimoto; Achuthan Jayaraman; Mullapudi V. R. Seshasai, Editor(s)

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