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Fluorescence determination of pollutants and natural components in seawater from the onboard mobile lidar apparatus
Author(s): Roberto Barbini; Francesco Colao; Roberta Fantoni; Antonio Palucci; Sergio Ribezzo
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Paper Abstract

A shipborne fluorosensor laboratory has been built and used for extensive marine campaigns to monitor the quality of different seawaters including Mediterranean, Northern sea and Antarctic Ross sea. The core of the system is a compact lidar fluorosensor capable of single or dual laser excitation of the target. In the single excitation mode the detection of different chromophores characteristic of water impurities is possible, while the dual laser excitation is necessary to monitor the phytoplankton photosynthetic activity on the chlorophyll emission channel. A lamp spectrofluorometer, a pulsed amplitude fluorometer (PAM) and a solar radiance detector complete the set of instruments on board. Georeferenced data have been collected and released on thematic maps of the different seawater quality parameters (phytoplankton concentration, yellow matter, turbidity, biomass productivity, organic pollutants) remotely and in situ monitored during several marine campaigns.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 February 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3534, Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies, (10 February 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.339015
Show Author Affiliations
Roberto Barbini, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Francesco Colao, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Roberta Fantoni, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Antonio Palucci, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Sergio Ribezzo, ENEA Frascati (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3534:
Environmental Monitoring and Remediation Technologies
Tuan Vo-Dinh; Robert L. Spellicy, Editor(s)

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