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Standoff determination of bioaerosol size based on double scattering measurement with MFOV lidar: concept and experimental validation
Author(s): Gilles Roy; Nathalie Roy
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Paper Abstract

A Multiple-Field-Of-View (MFOV) lidar is used to characterize the size and concentration of low concentration of bioaerosol particles. The concept relies on the measurement of the forward scattered light by using the background aerosols at various distances at the back of the sub-visible cloud. It also relies on the subtraction of the background aerosol forward scattering contribution and on the partial attenuation of the first order backscattering. We demonstrate theoretically and experimentally that the MFOV lidar can measure with a good precision the effective diameter of low concentration bioaerosol clouds.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6750, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III, 67500N (3 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.737360
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Gilles Roy, DRDC Valcartier (Canada)
Nathalie Roy, Lidarcam (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6750:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing III
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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