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Imaging Air Pollutants In The Near Ultraviolet
Author(s): David Norris; Joseph Conley; Stanley Seng
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Paper Abstract

This paper discusses a program for remote sensing of air pollutants called "Multispectral Observation of Pollutants System (MOPS)." The broad objective of the program is to photograph "invisible" gaseous pollutants by combining ultraviolet imaging in several spectral bands with portable data processing equipment. Electronic cameras using solid state imaging arrays of large dynamic range will permit very low contrast images to be electronically ratioed and contrast enhanced, thus bringing out pollutant images which are below the contrast threshold of film. Such photographs will allow synoptic coverage of geographic areas providing source, sink, and flow data on pollutants, and will provide reconnaissance and pointing information for other remote sensors. The principle gases to be mapped by MOPS will be ozone (03), sulfur dioxide (SO2) ) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 December 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0091, Methods for Atmospheric Radiometry, (27 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955080
Show Author Affiliations
David Norris, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Joseph Conley, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Stanley Seng, California Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0091:
Methods for Atmospheric Radiometry
Douglas McNutt, Editor(s)

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