Abstract

Calculations have been performed to estimate the feasibility of conducting plume transport and diffusion studies by creating a plume of fluorescent particles that are then interrogated by a lidar in both the fluorescent and elastically scattered modes. The computations were performed both for fluorescent and elastically scattered modes. The computations were performed both for daytime and nighttime operation and for cw as well as conventional pulsed operation. The incorporation of a cw transmitter facilitates plume search and also provides cross-sectional integration of the plume particle population. Experimental work has been initiated in the study of both liquid and solid fluorescent aerosols and methods for their generation.

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