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Lidar monitoring of the atmosphere
Author(s): Stanislaw Chudzynski; Krzysztof Ernst; Tadeusz Stacewicz; Artur Szymanski
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Paper Abstract

The complexity of processes occurring in the atmosphere requires a continuous improvement of methods used for better understanding and predicting various atmospheric phenomena. The paper is dedicated to the atmospheric pollution, the important environmental problem on both global and local scale. Measurement techniques dealing with emission and emission processes as well as with creation, migration and distribution of pollutants are described. Because of high dynamics of these processes, conventional monitoring methods, even if performed in many local stations, are not able to satisfy the needs. Laser remote sensing, allowing to measure atmospheric contaminations spatially resolved over distances and altitudes of several kilometers, has recently become one of the leading techniques in environmental studies. We review the conventional as well as LIDAR techniques of atmosphere monitoring indicating their advantages and limitations. We concentrate on the DIAL method explaining its principle of operation, describing its features and showing examples of applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3188, Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292846
Show Author Affiliations
Stanislaw Chudzynski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Krzysztof Ernst, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Tadeusz Stacewicz, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)
Artur Szymanski, Warsaw Univ. (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3188:
Laser Technology V: Applications in Medicine and Ecology
Wieslaw Wolinski; Alfreda Graczyk, Editor(s)

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