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Laser Remote Sensing

By: Takashi Fujii and Tetsuofukuchi Fukuchi

712 pages, Illustrations (some col.)

CRC Press

Hardback | Jun 2005 | #178485 | ISBN: 0824742567
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Information on recent progress in laser remote sensor (LIDAR) technology can be found scattered throughout numerous journal articles and conference proceedings, but until now there has been no work that summarizes recent advancements and achievements in the field in a detailed format. "Laser Remote Sensing" provides an up-to-date, comprehensive review on LIDAR, focusing mainly on applications to current topics in atmospheric science. The scope of the book includes laser remote sensing of the atmosphere, including measurement of aerosols, water vapor, clouds, winds, trace constituents, and temperature. It also covers other interesting applications such as vegetation monitoring and altimetry. LIDAR systems described in this volume include ground-based (fixed or mobile), airborne, and spaceborne (satellite-based) systems.The book emphasizes instrumentation and measurement techniques to enable the reader to understand what kind of a LIDAR system is necessary for a certain application. The individual chapters are self-contained and written by authors who are outstanding experts in each field. The book is intended for scientists, researchers, and students who have interest in the atmospheric environment and wish to learn about the measurement capabilities of state-of-the-art LIDAR systems


Table of Introduction Claus Weitkamp From visual perception to LIDAR What this book does not consider How it all began LIDAR literature and information dissemination What a LIDAR is The LIDAR return signal and LIDAR equation Atmospheric parameters that can be measured Interaction processes used LIDAR systematics LIDARs considered in this book LIDAR Guidelines Femtosecond white light LIDAR Jerome Kasparian, Jean-Pierre Wolf, Ludger Woste et al Introduction The Teramobile system Non-linear propagation of TW pulses Atmospheric filamentation experiments LIDAR experiments of atmospheric traces Aerosols Conclusion Elastic LIDAR measurement of the troposphere Nobuo Tekeuchi Outline of troposphere by LIDAR monitoring LIDAR equation and analytical solution LIDAR system and example of monitoring Monitoring of aerosol optical properties LIDAR network monitoring Conclusion and future trend Trace gas species detection in the lower atmosphere by LIDAR Bertrand Calpini and Valentin Simeonov Introduction Differential absorption LIDAR equation The detection of trace gas species by DIAL DIAL measurements in the UV (200 to 450 nm) DIAL measurements in the near-IR (1 to 4 A m) DIAL measurements in the mid-IR (5 to 11 A m) Tropospheric ozone as a special case study Comparison between LIDAR measurements and model predictions Perspectives Resonance fluorescence LIDAR for measurements of the middle and upper atmosphere Xinzhao Chu and George C. Papen Introduction Advanced technology of resonance fluorescence LIDAR Key results of LIDAR measurements in the middle and upper Atmosphere Conclusions and future outlook Fluorescence spectroscopy and imaging of LIDAR targets Sune Svanberg Abstract Introduction Fluorescence Remote fluorescence recording Illustrations of fluorescence LIDAR applications Discussion Wind LIDAR Sammy W. Henderson, Phillip Gatt, David Rees, and Milton Huffaker Introduction Background Doppler wind LIDAR principle of operation Doppler wind LIDAR theory of operation System Architectures and example systems Wind measurement applications Summary and future prospects Airborne LIDAR systems Edward V. Browell, William B. Grant, and Syed Ismail Introduction Specific requirements for airborne LIDAR Specific airborne LIDAR application areas Differential absorption LIDAR Resonance fluorescence LIDAR Raman LIDAR Atmospheric temperature, density Hydrospheric LIDAR Laser altimeters Future developments expected Summary and conclusion Space-Based LIDAR Upendra N. Singh, Syed Ismail, Michael J. Kavaya, David M. Winker, and Farzin Amzajerdian Introduction Technology development for space-based LIDAR missions Space-based LIDAR for observation of aerosols and clouds LIDAR altimetry Wind measurement from space Differential absorption LIDAR

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