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Evolution study of a water vapor plume using a mobile CO2 DIAL system
Author(s): Carlo Bellecci; Livio Casella; S. Federico; Pasqualino Gaudio; T. Lo Feudo; Sergio Martellucci; Maria Richetta
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Paper Abstract

The DIAL system and the HYPACT model are two useful means to study plume evolution and dispersion. We developed a mobile DIAL system, mounted onto a truck. The DIAL is based on a single TEA CO2 laser source, able to switch between the 'on' and 'off' lines. This set-up allows rapid tuning of the two lines and keeps the misalignment within a range of 0.1 mrad, moderately below the beam divergence. The receiving system is a Newtonian telescope. All the instrumentation and the telescope are located inside the van. A large size scanning mirror, installed on the roof, sends the laser radiation into the atmosphere and, at the same time, it collects the backscattered light. To test all instrumentation, preliminary measurements have been completed to monitor a water vapor plume of a cement factory. The measurements are qualitatively compared against a dispersion plume model run initially from climatological fields.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4539, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI, (31 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454440
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Carlo Bellecci, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Livio Casella, Univ. degli Studi della Calabria (Italy)
S. Federico, Univ. degli Studi della Calabria (Italy)
Pasqualino Gaudio, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
T. Lo Feudo, Univ. degli Studi della Calabria (Italy)
Sergio Martellucci, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)
Maria Richetta, Univ. degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4539:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI
Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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