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Integration of remote lidar and in-situ measured data to estimate particulate flux and emission from tillage operations
Author(s): Vladimir V. Zavyalov; Gail E. Bingham; Michael Wojcik; Jerry L. Hatfield; Thomas D. Wilkerson; Randal S. Martin; Christian Marchant; Kori Moore; Bill Bradford
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Paper Abstract

Agriculture, through wind erosion, tillage and harvest operations, burning, diesel-powered machinery and animal production operations, is a source of particulate matter emissions. Agricultural sources vary both temporally and spatially due to daily and seasonal activities and inhomogeneous area sources. Conventional point sampling methods originally designed for regional, well mixed aerosols are challenged by the disrupted wind flow and by the small mobile source of the emission encountered in this study. Atmospheric lidar (LIght Detection And Ranging) technology provides a means to derive quantitative information of particulate spatial and temporal distribution. In situ point measurements of particulate physical and chemical properties are used to characterize aerosol physical parameters and calibrate lidar data for unambiguous lidar data processing. Atmospheric profiling with scanning lidar allows estimation of temporal and 2D/3D spatial variations of mass concentration fields for different particulate fractions (PM1, PM2.5, PM10, and TSP) applicable for USEPA regulations. This study used this advanced measurement technology to map PM emissions at high spatial and temporal resolutions, allowing for accurate comparisons of the Conservation Management Practice (CMP) under test. The purpose of this field study was to determine whether and how much particulate emission differs from the conventional method of agricultural fall tillage and combined CMP operations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2010
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7832, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI, 78320H (2 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.865140
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Vladimir V. Zavyalov, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Gail E. Bingham, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Michael Wojcik, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Jerry L. Hatfield, Agricultural Research Service (United States)
Thomas D. Wilkerson, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Randal S. Martin, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Christian Marchant, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Kori Moore, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Bill Bradford, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7832:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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