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Application of a lidar system to the estimation of the ambient aerosol source
Author(s): Francisco Molero-Menendez; Lourdes Nunez; Pedro Salvador; Manuel Pujadas; Begona Artinano
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Paper Abstract

This work presents the aerosol vertical profiles obtained by means of an elastic backscatter ground-based LIDAR, using the 532-nm radiation from a Nd:YAG laser. Simultaneously, the aerosol size distribution in the ambient air was continuously monitored at ground level using an aerosol spectrometer that performs particulate measurements by laser light scattering. Additional information about aerosol index was obtained from TOMS data. The vertical profiles have been useful to relate satellite observations with ground level measurements. In our experiment, deployed on the Iberian Peninsula, an estimation of the provenance of aerosols was made by analyzing the results provided by these instruments, jointly with synoptic meteorological information available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 January 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4484, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II, (9 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.452781
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Francisco Molero-Menendez, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas/DIAE (Spain)
Lourdes Nunez, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas/DIAE (Spain)
Pedro Salvador, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas/DIAE (Spain)
Manuel Pujadas, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas/DIAE (Spain)
Begona Artinano, Ctr. de Investigaciones Energeticas, Medioambientales y Tecnologicas/DIAE (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4484:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring II
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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