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  • Accurate PBL simulation helps model urban pollution

    Accurate PBL simulation helps model urban pollution

    Deteriorating air quality in urban areas is causing growing concern about public health and climate change. To gain a better understanding of air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, some cities and states are attempting to establish a ...

    Justin Fisher, Director of Atmospheric Products, Micro Pulse LiDAR

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Delivers Accurate PBL

    Micro Pulse LiDAR Delivers Accurate PBL

    Comparing the performance of atmospheric transport models to real-life measurements helps researchers isolate problem areas and produce more accurate urban air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emission estimates. As cities and states commit to ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Characterizes Clouds and Identifies Aerosols in South Florida

    Micro Pulse LiDAR Characterizes Clouds and Identifies Aerosols in South Florida

    Changes in the climate are created by complex interactions between temperature, clouds, aerosols, wind, moisture and a host of other factors. To get a better understanding of the specific impact of numerous low thin clouds on climate, a study at the ...

    Justin Fisher, Director of Atmospheric Products, Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon

  • Superior Performance of Micro Pulse LiDAR for Aerosol Mapping Applications

    Superior Performance of Micro Pulse LiDAR for Aerosol Mapping Applications

    Robert Rissland, Director, Int’l Sales for Micro Pulse LiDAR, part of Hexagon, explains the advantages of the polarized, single-photon detecting Mini Micro Pulse Lidar (MiniMPL) over Doppler Wind Lidar systems. For wide-area aerosol detection, ...

    Robert Rissland

  • Studying the Clouds in the Antarctic with Micro Pulse LiDAR

    Studying the Clouds in the Antarctic with Micro Pulse LiDAR

    Researchers in the Australian Antarctic Science project collected aerosol data above the Southern Ocean to improve their understanding of the connection between clouds and climate change. Evaporation and condensation are the basic concepts leading ...

    Justin Fisher

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR measures aerosols caused by biomass burning - Case Study

    Micro Pulse LiDAR measures aerosols caused by biomass burning - Case Study

    From June to October, the burning of agricultural fields in southern Africa creates smoke that blows west across the southeastern Atlantic Ocean and reaches Brazil, over 4,500 miles away. Using Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) and other instruments, ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR: A Critical Tool for Emissions Source Detection

    Micro Pulse LiDAR remote sensing data are used to calculate a highly accurate Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) height to improve plume models that help assess emissions sources. Poor air quality is a growing health issue that has a negative impact ...

    Justin Fisher

  • Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Mining Emissions Effectively Monitored with Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Mining operations include blasting, excavating, scraping, and sifting large amounts of dirt. These activities create dust and other emissions that are transported by air currents to surrounding areas. It is easy to say that dangerous particulate ...

    Justin Fisher

  • Supercooled Liquid Water is Hazardous to our Health!

    Supercooled Liquid Water is Hazardous to our Health!

    What is Supercooled Liquid Water? Supercooled Liquid Water (SLW) refers to water droplets in a cloud that can stay in a liquid state at below freezing temperatures. If an airplane flies into these SLW droplets, icing on the wings and airframe ...

    Justin Fisher

  • Multiple Instruments Work Together for a Better View of Air Quality

    Multiple Instruments Work Together for a Better View of Air Quality

    Accurately identifying and quantifying particulate matter (PM) in the atmosphere is key to determining air quality. Researchers are particularly interested in PM that have a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometers because they are believed to ...

    Yunhui Zheng

  • Researchers are Advancing Science Using Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    Researchers are Advancing Science Using Micro Pulse LiDAR Technology

    There are so many examples of interesting research using Micro Pulse LiDAR (MPL) technology it is difficult to decide on my favorites; however, I have chosen to highlight the following two papers because these applications for the MPL and MiniMPL ...

    Justin Fisher, Director of Atmospheric Products, Micro Pulse LiDAR

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Enhances Global Aviation Safety - Case Study

    Micro Pulse LiDAR Enhances Global Aviation Safety - Case Study

    Monitoring Volcanic Ash provides early warnings of Hazardous Atmospheric Conditions Volcanic ash is a recurring impediment to normal air-traffic operations in Europe, Asia and South America due to potential jet engine damage caused by the ...

  • Tracking Air Pollution with Mini Micro Pulse LiDAR - Case Study

    Tracking Air Pollution with Mini Micro Pulse LiDAR - Case Study

    Portable Monitoring Solution Offers Valuable Insight Into Haze Problem Poor air quality in large urban population centers has a negative impact on health and quality of life. To address these issues, the Institute of Urban Meteorology (IUM) in ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Enables Automatic Aerosol Characterization - Case Study

    Micro Pulse LiDAR Enables Automatic Aerosol Characterization - Case Study

    Depolarization and Continuous Data Collection Support Pollen Research in Barcelona, Spain Public health problems related to airborne pollen activity are on the rise in European megacities. Many people suffer from allergic reactions to biogenic ...

  • Micro Pulse LiDAR Monitors Air Quality at Mining Sites in Real Time - Case Study

    Micro Pulse LiDAR Monitors Air Quality at Mining Sites in Real Time - Case Study

    Early Detection of Adverse Particulate Matter Aids Dust Management Dust emissions at open-cut coal mines are a potential threat to air quality in surrounding areas. To learn more about particulate matter (PM) and how it travels beyond a mine’s ...

  • Top 5 Differences between Micro Pulse LiDAR and Ceilometer Technology

    Top 5 Differences between Micro Pulse LiDAR and Ceilometer Technology

    If you are evaluating backscatter LiDAR sensors for measuring aerosols, cloud vertical structure, and planetary boundary layer (PBL) heights, what factors should you consider in your comparison? It really comes down to a choice between the ...

    Justin Fisher, Director of Atmospheric Products, Micro Pulse LiDAR

  • Planetary Boundary Layer: Why is it Important?

    Planetary Boundary Layer: Why is it Important?

    The famous statistician George Box said “All models are wrong, but some are useful”—for calculating air quality indices and emissions estimates this is certainly true. One way to increase the utility of models is to use ...

    Christine Boomer

  • Micro Pulse Lidar: Perfect Tool for Atmospheric Research

    Micro Pulse Lidar: Perfect Tool for Atmospheric Research

    Micro pulse style lidars are active remote sensing tools proven to be highly useful in atmospheric research. This style of backscatter lidar has been around for decades; however, incremental improvements in photon counting, sensitivity, ...

    Justinfisher

  • Unpredictable Volcanic Ash Plumes Restrict Air Traffic

    Unpredictable Volcanic Ash Plumes Restrict Air Traffic

    Volcano Alert Level: “Warning” and Aviation Color Code: “Red.” If a volcano reaches this status, there is a major eruption imminent or already underway, which poses a threat to the surrounding areas on the ground and in the ...