Remote sensing of phytoplankton photosynthetic activity by means of a lidar fluorosensor

R. Barbini, F. Colao, R. Fantoni, A. Palucci, S. Ribezzo

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The lidar fluorosensor built at ENEA Frascati to remotely monitor terrestrial and marine vegetation, has been suitably upgraded for field detection of the phytoplankton photosynthetic activity. The technique is to use a weak laser source to induce red chlorophyll fluorescence emission from living vegetable tissues before and after a strong exposition to an intense saturating light. In order to make the pump-and-probe technique suitable to remote application upon the sea either from a ship or from an aircraft, a compact version of the former mobile fluoresensor lidar has been also realized which includes a double pulse Nd:YAG prototype laser. -from Authors
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281 - 286
Number of pages6
JournalPhotosynthesis and remote sensing. Proc. colloquium, Montpellier, 1995
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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