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

Iain Robinson, Jim Jack, Cameron Rae, John 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
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSPIE Remote Sensing 2014 - Amsterdam RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 22 Sep 201425 Sep 2014

Conference

ConferenceSPIE Remote Sensing 2014
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period22/09/1425/09/14

Keywords

  • laser
  • lidar
  • DIAL
  • OPO
  • CO2
  • greenhouse gases

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