Ground-Based Ultraviolet Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) System and Measurements

  • J. G. Hawley
  • L. D. Fletcher
  • G. F. Wallace
Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 39)


A ground-based Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system was developed by SRI International to measure the atmospheric distribution of several pollutants: SO2, O3, and NO2, gases commonly associated with fossil fuel combustion. Although earlier DIAL research was funded by the National Science Foundation (Grant 1974, 1975), the system described in this paper was developed for the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), primarily for use in their Plume Model Validation (PMV) Project (Hilst, 1978). The DIAL system is also being used by utility companies to characterize power plant plume diffusion and is available through SRI to other institutions for similar studies.


Pulse Pair Electric Power Research Institute Plume Height Remote Measurement Lidar Return 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. G. Hawley
    • 1
  • L. D. Fletcher
    • 1
  • G. F. Wallace
    • 1
  1. 1.SRI InternationalMenlo ParkUSA

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