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Lidar sounding of volcanic plumes
Author(s): Luca Fiorani; Alessandro Aiuppa; Federico Angelini; Rodolfo Borelli; Mario Del Franco; Daniele Murra; Marco Pistilli; Adriana Puiu; Simone Santoro
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Paper Abstract

Accurate knowledge of gas composition in volcanic plumes has high scientific and societal value. On the one hand, it gives information on the geophysical processes taking place inside volcanos; on the other hand, it provides alert on possible eruptions. For this reasons, it has been suggested to monitor volcanic plumes by lidar. In particular, one of the aims of the FP7 ERC project BRIDGE is the measurement of CO2 concentration in volcanic gases by differential absorption lidar. This is a very challenging task due to the harsh environment, the narrowness and weakness of the CO2 absorption lines and the difficulty to procure a suitable laser source. This paper, after a review on remote sensing of volcanic plumes, reports on the current progress of the lidar system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 October 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8894, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX, 889407 (22 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2028364
Show Author Affiliations
Luca Fiorani, ENEA (Italy)
Alessandro Aiuppa, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
Federico Angelini, ENEA (Italy)
Rodolfo Borelli, ENEA (Italy)
Mario Del Franco, ENEA (Italy)
Daniele Murra, ENEA (Italy)
Marco Pistilli, ENEA (Italy)
Adriana Puiu, ENEA (Italy)
Simone Santoro, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8894:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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