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

Posted date: October 07, 2015
Publication Year: 
2015
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Applied Optics. 54(8): 2011-2017.

Abstract

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.
Research Topics: 
Prescribed fire; Smoke; Fire
National Strategic Program Areas: 
Wildland Fire and Fuels