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Use of the lidar technique in air quality management in an urban area
Author(s): H. D. Kambezidis; Dimitrios Zevgolis; Tom Efthimiopoulos; Stavros A. Kotsopoulos; G. Economou; A. D. Adamopoulos
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Paper Abstract

The Greek Ministry of Environment (Department of Air Quality) launched in 1996 a number of projects aiming at the upgrading of its environmental services and authorities. One of these projects was about a LIDAR mobile station. The main scope of this project was the feasibility study concerning the application of a DIAL system in Athens geographical area suitable for monitoring the air pollution at places where corresponding environmental conventional instrumentation cannot be installed. The present paper highlights the major achievements of the above-mentioned LIDAR project. During the project period the available commercial LIDARs were evaluated and investigated about their capability to measure the required air pollutants by the Ministry. The project also dealt with the accuracy in the pollutant concentration and spatial resolution. The locations within Athens basin where the LIDAR can operate were spotted and a specific techno- economical study was carried out about the data transmission from the mobile station to the base. The project gave its recommendations (guidelines) about the suitable type of LIDAR to be used in Athens. It was also shown the possible scenarios of the financial management of the system, the purchase and annual maintenance costs of the system was estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3821, Environmental Sensing and Applications, (16 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364164
Show Author Affiliations
H. D. Kambezidis, National Observatory of Athens (Greece)
Dimitrios Zevgolis, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
Tom Efthimiopoulos, Univ. of Crete (Greece)
Stavros A. Kotsopoulos, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
G. Economou, Univ. of Patras (Greece)
A. D. Adamopoulos, National Observatory of Athens (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3821:
Environmental Sensing and Applications
Michel R. Carleer; Moira Hilton; Torsten Lamp; Rainer Reuter; George M. Russwurm; Klaus Schaefer; Konradin Weber; Klaus C. H. Weitkamp; Jean-Pierre Wolf; Ljuba Woppowa, Editor(s)

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