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New advances in 2-?m high-power dual-frequency single-mode Q-switched Ho:YLF laser for dial and IPDA application
Author(s): F. Gibert; D. Edouart; C. Cénac; F. Le Mounier; A. Dumas

Paper Abstract

In the absence of climate change policies, the fossil fuel emissions are projected to increase in the next decades. Depending on how the current carbon sinks change in the future, the atmospheric CO2 concentration is predicted to be between 700–1000 ppmv by 2100, and global mean surface temperature between 1.1–6.4°C, with related changes in sea-level, extreme events and ecosystem drifts. Keeping the atmospheric CO2 concentration at a level that prevents dangerous interference with the climate system poses an unprecedent but necessary challenge to humanity. Beyond this point, global climate change would be very difficult and costly to deal with. There are two main approaches that are currently analysed: (1) to reduce emissions; (2) to capture CO2 and store it, i.e. sequestration. For these two ways, some monitoring at different scales ultimately from space would be needed. Lidar remote sensing is a powerful technique that enables measurements at various space and time resolution.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 November 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10563, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014, 105630S (17 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2304177
Show Author Affiliations
F. Gibert, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
D. Edouart, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
C. Cénac, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
F. Le Mounier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
A. Dumas, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10563:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2014
Zoran Sodnik; Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas, Editor(s)

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