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Study of aerosol pollutants spreading by lidar and computer experiments
Author(s): Serguei M. Pershin; Oleg B. Butusov
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Paper Abstract

The possibility of combined utilization of computer modeling and a compact aerosol backscatter lidar in an ecomonitoring system has been studied. The special statistical trajectory model that accounts for the effects of interactions between air flows and city buildings was created. The model is handy for its parameterization by lidar sounding data. For simulation of interactions between aerosol currents and buildings or other obstacles special forms of averaged wind velocity approximations were used. The model had been tuned by means of both literature and lidar data on aerosol plume dispersion over buildings and other obstacles. The method may be applied to the city ecomonitoring systems or to the regional ecomonitoring of complex terrains. The model is useful for calculations of year averaged aerosol pollution zone configurations. The development was utilized for ecological investigations in the Perovskii district of Moscow and around Karabash copper smelter in South Ural (Russia).

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2713, Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95, (1 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.234237
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Serguei M. Pershin, Space Research Institute (Russia)
Oleg B. Butusov, Ctr. of Ecology and Forest Productivity (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2713:
Fifth International Conference on Industrial Lasers and Laser Applications '95
Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Vladimir S. Golubev, Editor(s)

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