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Aglite lidar: a portable elastic lidar system for investigating aerosol and wind motions at or around agricultural production facilities

[+] Author Affiliations
Christian C. Marchant, Thomas Wilkerson, Gail E. Bingham, Vladimir V. Zavyalov, Jan M. Andersen, Cordell B. Wright

Space Dynamics Laboratory, 1695 North Research Parkway, North Logan, UT 84341

Scott S. Cornelsen

Campbell Scientific, Logan, UT 84341

Randal S. Martin, Philip J. Silva

Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322

Jerry L. Hatfield

National Soil Tilth Laboratory, Agricultural Research Service, 2110 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50011-4420

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 3(1), 033511 (February 20, 2009). doi:10.1117/1.3097928
History: Received August 4, 2008; Revised January 9, 2009; Accepted February 17, 2009; February 20, 2009
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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.

© 2009 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Citation

Christian C. Marchant ; Thomas Wilkerson ; Gail E. Bingham ; Vladimir V. Zavyalov ; Jan M. Andersen, et al.
"Aglite lidar: a portable elastic lidar system for investigating aerosol and wind motions at or around agricultural production facilities", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 3(1), 033511 (February 20, 2009). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3097928


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