Development of a laser for differential absorption lidar measurement of atmospheric carbon dioxide

Iain Robinson, James W. Jack, Cameron F. Rae, John B. Moncrieff*

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Abstract

In the quest for a better understanding of climate change, greater importance is attached to monitoring the levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide to gain an improved knowledge of sources and sinks. Remote sensing is a critical tool in this research area and differential absorption lidar (DIAL) is one important technique. The laser is the critical component of a DIAL instrument. This paper describes the development of a laser source for the detection and measurement of carbon dioxide.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
EditorsUN Singh, G Pappalardo
Place of PublicationBellingham
PublisherSPIE
Number of pages6
Volume9246
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventConference on Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Sept 201424 Sept 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9246
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing X
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
Period22/09/1424/09/14

Keywords

  • Laser
  • Lidar
  • Dial
  • OPO
  • CO2
  • Greenhouse gases
  • Optical Parametric Oscillator
  • System

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