Traditionally, the LIDAR technique has been successfully applied to the detection of concentrated smoke plumes emitted by wildfires. In this paper, it is shown how LIDAR measurements can also be deployed to determine the profile of the backscattering coefficient in the presence of widespread smoke, which can be the consequence of strong wind dispersion or non-concentrated sources. To this end, innovative signal processing techniques and data analysis tools have been developed. A systematic series of numerical tests has been performed to assess the potential and limits of the proposed methodology. The first investigations of experimental data have already provided promising results.
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies, Fotonica 2016 - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 1 Jan 2016 → …
|Conference||18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies, Fotonica 2016|
|Period||1/1/16 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Gelfusa, M., Murari, A., Lungaroni, M., Malizia, A., Parracino, S., Peluso, E., ... Gaudio, P. (2016). On the determination of the backscattering profile with Lidar in presence of widespread smoke. Paper presented at 18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies, Fotonica 2016, Rome, Italy.