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Main Title Airborne lidar monitoring of fluorescent dye particles as a tracer to characterize transport and dispersion : a feasibility study /
Author Uthe, Edward E. ; Uthe, E. E. ; Viezee, W. ; Morley, B.
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Viezee, W.
Morley, B.
CORP Author SRI International, Menlo Park, CA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Atmospheric Sciences Research Lab.
Publisher GPO,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/600/3-85/009; EPA-68-02-3791
Stock Number PB85-172591
Subjects Air--Pollution--United States. ; Optical radar. ; Atmospheric chemistry.
Additional Subjects Aerial surveys ; Optical radar ; Air pollution ; Fluorescent dyes ; Transport properties ; Field tests ; Experimental design ; Aerosols ; Particles ; Electric power plants ; Combustion products ; Industrial wastes ; Feasibility ; Tracer studies ; Atmospheric dispersion ; Northeast Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB85-172591 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 131 pages : illustrations
The feasibility of using airborne lidar to observe the three-dimensional distribution of fluorescent dye particle (FDP) tracers in long-range atmospheric transport and dispersion studies has been successfully demonstrated in field experiments conducted in the North East U.S. during October 1983. This approach uses a lidar system to excite non-toxic fluorescent dye particles (FDP) released into the atmosphere, and to monitor the emitted fluorescent light. When the lidar receiver is spectrally filtered, the fluorescent light can be detected separately from the elastic backscattered signal by background aerosols. Tests also were made in connection with a power plant plume, convective cumulus clouds in the mixing layer, and a tracer trajectory across Lake Ontario.
Caption title. "February 1985." "EPA/600/3-85/009." Microfiche.