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Quantitative analytical monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial targets with multiwavelength FLS lidars
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Paper Abstract

The paper overviews capabilities of a multi-wavelength laser remote sensing technique in real-time analytical monitoring of aquatic and terrestrial targets. The conceptual design of the Fluorescent Lidar Spectrometer (FLS) - a compact, multipurpose analytical lidar - is described. Its modular architecture allows efficient research and routine monitoring applications from small boats or aircraft. Depending on the application requirements, the FLS analytical performance can be optimized with features such as variable excitation wavelengths and high-speed, gated hyper-spectral detection. The Spectral Fluorescent Signature (SFS) concept, which forms the background for the FLS functioning, has been successful in the detection and identification of trace organics in various environmental, industrial and other mixtures. FLS-lidars have been used in a variety of applications ranging from detecting chemical pollution in water and on soil to classifying marine dissolved organic matter (DOM) and mapping spatial distributions of phytoplankton in the Baltic, North and Norwegian seas. The presented field data obtained with shipborne and airborne FLS illustrate the approachs potential for real-time monitoring of marine, coastal and inland-water environments. Future developments are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4893, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III, (21 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466516
Show Author Affiliations
Sergey M. Babichenko
Alexander E. Dudelzak, Canada Ctr. for Remote Sensing (Canada)
Larissa Poryvkina, Laser Diagnostic Instruments Ltd. (Estonia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4893:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III
Upendra N. Singh; Toshikasu Itabe; Zhishen Liu, Editor(s)

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