Lidar sounding of volcanic plumes

Luca Fiorani, Alessandro Aiuppa, Federico Angelini, Rodolfo Borelli, Mario Del Franco, Daniele Murra, Marco Pistilli, Adriana Puiu, Simone Santoro

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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. © 2013 SPIE.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
EventLidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX - , Germany
Duration: 1 Jan 2013 → …

Conference

ConferenceLidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX
CountryGermany
Period1/1/13 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Fiorani, L., Aiuppa, A., Angelini, F., Borelli, R., Del Franco, M., Murra, D., ... Santoro, S. (2013). Lidar sounding of volcanic plumes. Paper presented at Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing IX, Germany. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2028364