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Lidar based particulate flux measurements of agricultural field operations
Author(s): Michael D. Wojcik; Randal S. Martin; Kori Moore; Jerry L. Hatfield; John H. Prueger
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Paper Abstract

Ground based remote sensing technologies such as scanning lidar systems (light detection and ranging) are increasingly being used to characterize ambient aerosols due to key advantages (i.e., wide area of regard (10 km2), fast response time, high spatial resolution (<10 m) and high sensitivity). Scanning lidar allows for 3D imaging of atmospheric motion and aerosol variability. Space Dynamics Laboratory at Utah State University, in conjunction with the USDA-ARS, has developed and successfully deployed a three-wavelength lidar system called Aglite to characterize particles in diverse settings. Aglite generates near real-time imagery of particle size distribution and size-segregated mass concentration in addition to the ability to calculate whole facility emission rates. Based on over nine years of field and laboratory experience, we present concentration and emission rate results from various measurements in military and civilian deployments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 May 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8379, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII, 83790G (16 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.919209
Show Author Affiliations
Michael D. Wojcik, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Randal S. Martin, Utah State Univ. (United States)
Kori Moore, Space Dynamics Lab. (United States)
Jerry L. Hatfield, National Soil Tilth Lab., USDA (United States)
John H. Prueger, National Soil Tilth Lab., USDA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8379:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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