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Determination of the smoke-plume heights and their dynamics with ground-based scanning LIDAR

Author(s): Vladimir A. Kovalev, Alexander P. Petkov, Cyle E. Wold, Shawn P. Urbanski, Wei Min Hao
Year Published: 2015
Description:

Lidar-data processing techniques are analyzed, which allow determining smoke-plume heights and their dynamics and can be helpful for the improvement of smoke dispersion and air quality models. The data processing algorithms considered in the paper are based on the analysis of two alternative characteristics related to the smoke dispersion process: the regularized intercept function, extracted directly from the recorded lidar signal, and the square-range corrected backscatter signal, obtained after determining and subtracting the constant offset in the recorded signal. The analysis is performed using experimental data of the scanning lidar obtained in the area of prescribed fires.

Citation: Kovalev, V.; Petkov, A.; Wold, C.; Urbanski, S.; Hao, W. M. 2015. Determination of the smoke-plume heights and their dynamics with ground-based scanning LIDAR. Applied Optics. 54(8): 2011-2017
Topic(s): Management Approaches, Monitoring, Air Quality, Smoke & Air Quality, Fire & Smoke Models
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 13611
FRAMES RCS number: 21124
Record updated: Nov 14, 2017