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Airborne lidar elastic scattering, fluorescent scattering, and differential absorption observations
Author(s): Edward E. Uthe
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Paper Abstract

Airborne lidar measurements have been conducted for a variety of research applications over the past 10 years. These efforts have demonstrated the value of operating laser-based remote- sensing instrumentation from airborne platforms for mapping of atmospheric distributions of particulate and gaseous constituents over regional areas with high spatial and temporal resolution. While most of the investigations have been directed to the observation of effluents injected into the atmosphere from industrial sources or of tracer material released into the atmosphere for evaluation of transport and diffusion processes, the techniques used may have applications to detection and surveillance for law-enforcement purposes. Data examples are presented that illustrate airborne lidar elastic scattering, fluorescent scattering, and differential absorption measurements of atmospheric targets.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1479, Surveillance Technologies, (1 August 1991);
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Edward E. Uthe, SRI International (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1479:
Surveillance Technologies
Sankaran Gowrinathan; Raymond J. Mataloni Sr.; Stanley J. Schwartz, Editor(s)

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