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Utah State University

2010

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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 ...


Incorporating Spatial Information Into Gas Plume Detection In Hyperspectral Imagery, Cameron S. Grant Dec 2010

Incorporating Spatial Information Into Gas Plume Detection In Hyperspectral Imagery, Cameron S. Grant

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Detection of chemical plumes in hyperspectral data is a problem having solutions that focus on spectral information. These solutions neglect the presence of the spatial information in the scene. The spatial information is exploited in this work by assignment of prior probabilities to neighborhood configurations of signal presence or absence. These probabilities are leveraged in a total probability approach to testing for signal presence in a pixel of interest. The two new algorithms developed are named spatial information detection enhancement (SIDE) and bolt-on SIDE (B-SIDE).

The results are explored in comparison to the clutter matched filter (CMF), a standard spectral ...