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Guidelines for ground-based remote sensing of visibility, wind vector,and gaseous pollution with lidar
Author(s): Christoph Muenkel; Claus Weitkamp; Ljuba Woppowa; Christian Werner; Hans H. Danzeisen; Dirk A. M. Engelbart; Klaus Fritzsche; Volker Klein; Thomas Trickl
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Paper Abstract

Like every measurement device, lidar systems need the possibility to have their results certified according to the criteria of present-day quality assurance. To this aim guidelines are needed. KRdL, the German Commission on Air Pollution Prevention, has been quite active in this field and issued several guidelines on lidar systems and measurements; a few more are actually in preparation. The present paper gives a brief account of the intended purpose, of the procedure followed to get the guidelines written, discussed, approved, and issued, of some of the differences to guidelines for in-situ measurement systems, and of lidar-specific problems and how these problems have been solved. As an example, parts of the guideline "Ground-based remote sensing of visual range - Visual range LIDAR" are presented, emphasizing the difficulties involved when visibility definitions are extended for remote sensing instruments covering a large measuring volume.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 April 2003
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4881, Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI, (8 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.462908
Show Author Affiliations
Christoph Muenkel, Vaisala GmbH (Germany)
Claus Weitkamp, GKSS Forschungszentrum (Germany)
Ljuba Woppowa, Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V. (Germany)
Christian Werner, DLR (Germany)
Hans H. Danzeisen, Sachsishes Landesamt fuer Umwelt und Geologie (Germany)
Dirk A. M. Engelbart, DWD Observatorium Lindenberg (Germany)
Klaus Fritzsche, Hochschule fuer Technik Wirtschaft und Kultur (Germany)
Volker Klein, Kayser-Threde GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Trickl, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4881:
Sensors, Systems, and Next-Generation Satellites VI
Hiroyuki Fujisada; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber; Joan B. Lurie; Michelle L. Aten; Konradin Weber, Editor(s)

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