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A Novel Lidar Ceilometer [electronic resource] : Design, Implementation and Characterisation / by Joshua D. Vande Hey.

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dc.contributor.author Vande Hey, Joshua D. author.
dc.contributor.author SpringerLink (Online service)
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-30T20:07:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-30T20:07:00Z
dc.date.created 2015.
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 9783319126135
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/12291
dc.description XIX, 158 p. 73 illus., 10 illus. in color.
dc.description.abstract In this thesis, a new lidar (light detection and ranging) ceilometer capable of monitoring cloud base and sensitive to boundary layer aerosols is introduced. The key to this novelty lies in its divided-lens design that addresses a classical lidar problem of balancing transmitter-receiver overlap and signal-to-noise ratio, along with a method for characterizing overlap in the laboratory. Enhanced sensitivity in the near-range of the instrument is achieved without compromising signal-to-noise in a design that is straightforward to manufacture for broad deployment. The instrument, its optical characterization, and its performance in the field are described. The prototype instrument described here has since formed the basis of a commercial sensor for monitoring clouds and aerosols. High-resolution, continuous observations of clouds and aerosols are needed to reduce the large uncertainties in our current understanding of their influence on climate that have been highlighted by the International Panel on Climate Change. And as international health organizations indicate growing public health threats over the coming decades resulting from poor air quality, extensive aerosol monitoring is required to assess personal exposure to and the health impacts of anthropogenic particulates. Ground-based optical remote sensing measurements made by well-characterized instruments, such as that described in these pages, are critical to this.
dc.description.tableofcontents Introduction and Literature Review -- Theory of Lidar -- Opto-mechanical Design of a Biaxial Elastic Lidar Prototype -- Determination of Lidar Overlap -- Determination of Cloud Base Height and Vertical Visibility from a Lidar Signal -- Conclusions and Further Work.
dc.language eng
dc.publisher Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2015.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer eBooks
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
dc.relation.ispartofseries Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-12613-5
dc.subject Physics.
dc.subject Optics.
dc.subject Optoelectronics.
dc.subject Plasmons (Physics).
dc.subject Geophysics.
dc.subject Air pollution.
dc.subject Physics.
dc.subject Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical Devices.
dc.subject Environmental Monitoring/Analysis.
dc.subject Geophysics and Environmental Physics.
dc.subject Atmospheric Protection/Air Quality Control/Air Pollution.
dc.subject.ddc 621.36 23
dc.subject.lcc QC350-467
dc.subject.lcc TA1501-1820
dc.subject.lcc QC392-449.5
dc.subject.lcc TA1750-1750.22
dc.subject.other Physics and Astronomy (Springer-11651)
dc.title A Novel Lidar Ceilometer [electronic resource] : Design, Implementation and Characterisation / by Joshua D. Vande Hey.
dc.type text
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-12613-5
dc.identifier.bib 978-3-319-12613-5
dc.format.rdamedia computer
dc.format.rdacarrier online resource
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