Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Volume

3

Publisher

SPIE

Publication Date

2009

DOI

DOI: 10.1117/1.3097928

Abstract

The Aglite Lidar is a portable scanning lidar that can be quickly deployed at agricultural and other air quality study sites. The purpose of Aglite is to map the concentration of PM10 and PM2.5 in aerosol plumes from agricultural and other sources. Aglite uses a high-repetition rate low-pulse energy 3-wavelength YAG laser with photon-counting detection together with a steerable pointing mirror to measure aerosol concentration with high spatial and temporal resolution. Aglite has been used in field campaigns in Iowa, Utah and California. The instrument is described, and performance and lidar sensitivity data are presented. The value of the lidar in aerosol plume mapping is demonstrated, as is the ability to extract wind-speed information from the lidar data

Comments

© 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Publishers version can be found here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3097928

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