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Main Title A lidar polarimeter technique of measuring suspended solids in water /
Author Presley, David W. ; Newton, R. W.
CORP Author Texas A and M Univ., College Station. Remote Sensing Center.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher U.S Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA 600-4-81-036; EPA-R-806351
Stock Number PB81-205957
OCLC Number 41228606
Subjects Water quality--Measurement ; Polariscope
Additional Subjects Optical radar ; Polarimeters ; Sediments ; Remote sensing ; Concentration(Composition) ; Sampling ; Turbidity ; Transmittance ; Laboratory equipment ; Field tests ; Water pollution ; Tables(Data) ; Water quality ; NTISEPAORD
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-4-81-036 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB81-205957 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 165 leaves : illustrations, graphs ; 29 cm
This study investigates the capability of the lidar polarimeter to measure the concentration of suspended solids in water for a variety of measurement conditions. Previous laboratory and field measurements have demonstrated the potential of the system to measure turbidity, transmittance and suspended solids under field conditions. The instrument measures two orthogonally polarized components of laser energy back-scattered from a scene which in this study is sediment-laden water. The results of the data analysis show the direct dependence of the back-scattered measurements to scattering particle concentration for all of the measurement conditions examined. This direct dependence confirms the ability of the lidar polarimeter to measure suspended solids in water. However, further laboratory measurements and field experiments to better determine particular particle effects are recommended.
Grant No. R 806351010. "EPA 600-4-81-036." "May 1981." Cover title. D.T. Wruble, Project Officer. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 99-101). "Major subject: Electrical Engineering."