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Retrieval Of Aerosol Mass Concentration From Elastic Lidar Data, Christian C. Marchant Dec 2010

Retrieval Of Aerosol Mass Concentration From Elastic Lidar Data, Christian C. Marchant

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Agricultural aerosol sources can contribute significantly to air pollution in many regions of the country. Characterization of the aerosol emissions of agricultural operations is required to establish a scientific basis for crafting regulations concerning agricultural aerosols. A new lidar instrument for measuring aerosol emissions is described, as well as two new algorithms for converting lidar measurements into aerosol concentration data. The average daily aerosol emission rate is estimated from a dairy using lidar.

The Aglite Lidar is a portable scanning lidar for mapping the concentration of particulate matter from agricultural and other sources. The instrument is described and performance and ...