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Eyjafjallajökull volcano ash plume detection in the frame of the new constituting lidar network Leonet
Author(s): S. Lolli; S. Conil; A. Dabas; D. Donovan; S.-E. Gryning; T. Mikkelsen; H. Ricketts; L. Sauvage; G. Vaughan; J. Walter; F. Wienhold
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Paper Abstract

Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruptions of ash plumes starting on April 2010 paralyzed completely air traffic in Europe for several days. During the crisis, Leosphere collected 24/7 real time measurements of the backscatter profiles, taken by ALS polarizations lidars spread from Denmark to South of France in order to provide quick looks of the sky at regular intervals for different met agencies and for the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centres (VAAC) coordinated by UK MetOffice. Moreover, Meteo France supported by other institutions such as CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), CEA (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique), CNES (Centre National d'Études Spatiales) and Leosphere performed several test flights over France and North Atlantic with an airborne Lidar. These unique data allowed detection and identification of ash plume and provided a guidance regarding the decision-making chain. The ash mass concentration and its calculation were also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7832, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI, 78320K (2 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.868517
Show Author Affiliations
S. Lolli, Leosphere France (France)
S. Conil, Andra (France)
A. Dabas, Meteo France (France)
D. Donovan, KNMI (Netherlands)
S.-E. Gryning, Risø National Lab. (Denmark)
T. Mikkelsen, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
H. Ricketts, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
L. Sauvage, Leosphere France (France)
G. Vaughan, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
J. Walter, Univ. Leipzig (Germany)
F. Wienhold, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)


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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