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Absorption measurement with CO2 lasers for atmospheric studies
Author(s): Carlo Bellecci; G. E. Caputi; F. De Donato; Pasqualino Gaudio; Marco Valentini
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Paper Abstract

Between the different techniques of remote sensing the lidar-dial one has been obtaining more importance in achieving concentration profiles of several pollutants. In this paper we describe the system set up at the University of Calabria based on two CO2 pulsed lasers. In order to evaluate the amount of the pollutants it is necessary the knowledge of the related absorption coefficients. These have been measuring since most of them are not present in the literature. As example the calibration measurements taken on CFC11 are presented after a brief remark of the theory applied. Beside this work preliminary concentration profiles of water vapor and ozone along an horizontal path obtained with the dial system are showed and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 January 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2956, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing, (6 January 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.263160
Show Author Affiliations
Carlo Bellecci, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)
G. E. Caputi, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)
F. De Donato, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)
Pasqualino Gaudio, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)
Marco Valentini, Univ. of Calabria (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2956:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation, Adaptive Systems, and Lidar Techniques for Remote Sensing
Adam D. Devir; Anton Kohnle; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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