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ARGOS: a vanborne system for remote air pollution measurements
Author(s): Robert G. Buschner; Manfred Kolm; Uta-Barbara Goers; Klaus C. H. Weitkamp
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Paper Abstract

Laser remote sensing offers a great opportunity to measure immission and even emission of gaseous pollutants in the troposphere. Large areas can be 3-dimensionally mapped in a fairly short time, thus dynamic behaviors in terms of vertical or horizontal concentration distributions can be derived. ARGOS (advanced remote gaseous oxide sensor) is an industrial manufactured system based on a DAS-lidar (differential absorption and scattering) method combined with a SODAR (sound detecting and ranging) for wind profile measurements. ARGOS has been presented at an SPIE conference in 1990 with the main emphasis on requirement specifications and realization. Field measurements of tropospheric sulfur dioxide and ozone have been conducted successfully and are presented and discussed in this paper. ARGOS is a joint development of GKSS/Research Centre Geesthacht and DASA/MBB, Space Communication and Propulsion Systems Division in Ottobrunn, Germany.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 December 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1714, Lidar for Remote Sensing, (17 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.138545
Show Author Affiliations
Robert G. Buschner, MBB GmbH (Germany)
Manfred Kolm, MBB GmbH (Germany)
Uta-Barbara Goers, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany)
Klaus C. H. Weitkamp, GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1714:
Lidar for Remote Sensing
Richard J. Becherer; Christian Werner, Editor(s)

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