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26 May 1997 Monitoring of urban aerosols using a combined lidar/SEM method
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Proceedings Volume 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring; (1997)
Event: Environmental Sensing III, 1997, Munich, Germany
We present the results of a detailed lidar study on urban aerosols performed in summer 1996 in Lyon. Mie calculations have been performed to determine the optical backscattering and extinction coefficients of the real size distribution obtained by sampling, and then used for lidar measurements. The solid particles have been sampled using cut-off filters. Size distribution and composition, determined by scanning electronic microcopy (SEM) and x-ray microanalysis, reveal two main modes at 0.1 and 0.9 micrometer, the composition of which is soot for the first one and 60% soot - 40% silica for the second. The combined SEM and lidar techniques allowed to obtain the first quantitative lidar profiles of urban aerosols. Potential and limitations of the method are critically discussed.
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Jerome Kasparian, Patrick Rambaldi, E. Frejafon, Marta Pantani, Jin Yu, Brigitte Vezin, P. Ritter, P. Viscardi, Dirk Weidauer, and Jean-Pierre Wolf "Monitoring of urban aerosols using a combined lidar/SEM method", Proc. SPIE 3104, Lidar Atmospheric Monitoring, (26 May 1997);

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