13 May 2015 Lidar for monitoring methane hydrate in the arctic permafrost
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Over the past 100 years, the rate of temperature in the Arctic increases almost twice higher than the average rate of warming of the planet. Identifying methane anomalies responsible for the temperature increase, by hiking trails in the Arctic requires great human labor. It is necessary to use lidar methods for search and identification of methane from permafrost. Necessary to create a Raman lidar for monitoring of emissions of methane hydrate from the permafrost. Hyperspectral resolution would resolve the isotope shifts in the Stokes spectra, thereby to determine the isotopic composition of methane ratio C14/C12 CH4 carbon emissions and identify the source for study (permafrost or oil deposits)
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A. S. Grishkanich, V. G. Bespalov, I. S. Sidorov, A. S. Gusarov, S. V. Kascheev, V. V. Elizarov, A. P. Zhevlakov, "Lidar for monitoring methane hydrate in the arctic permafrost", Proc. SPIE 9486, Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies XII, 94860W (13 May 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2177817; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2177817
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