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Possibility of hard-target lidar detection of a biogenic volatile organic compound, alpha-pinene gas, over forest areas

Saito, Y; Weibring, Petter LU ; Edner, Hans LU and Svanberg, Sune LU (2001) In Applied Optics 40(21). p.3572-3574
Abstract
The absorption spectrum of alpha -pinene gas, a biogenic volatile organic compound, was directly measured with a pulsed mid-infrared laser. The maximum absorption wavelength was found to be similar to3.42 mum, and an absorption cross section of 4.8 x 10(-23) m(2) molec(-1) was obtained. A simple theoretical calculation with the measured spectral data showed that several hundreds of parts in 10(12) (ppt) of a-pinene gas in forest-mountain areas over a range of similar to 10 km were detectable by a long-path-averaged hard-target absorption lidar. Requirements for system development were also discussed. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.
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  abstract     = {The absorption spectrum of alpha -pinene gas, a biogenic volatile organic compound, was directly measured with a pulsed mid-infrared laser. The maximum absorption wavelength was found to be similar to3.42 mum, and an absorption cross section of 4.8 x 10(-23) m(2) molec(-1) was obtained. A simple theoretical calculation with the measured spectral data showed that several hundreds of parts in 10(12) (ppt) of a-pinene gas in forest-mountain areas over a range of similar to 10 km were detectable by a long-path-averaged hard-target absorption lidar. Requirements for system development were also discussed. (C) 2001 Optical Society of America.},
  author       = {Saito, Y and Weibring, Petter and Edner, Hans and Svanberg, Sune},
  issn         = {2155-3165},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {21},
  pages        = {3572--3574},
  publisher    = {OSA},
  series       = {Applied Optics},
  title        = {Possibility of hard-target lidar detection of a biogenic volatile organic compound, alpha-pinene gas, over forest areas},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.003572},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2001},
}