1 April 1996 Remote sensing of propane and methane by means of a differential absorption lidar by topographic reflection
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The development of a differential absorption lidar (DIAL) system in the mid-IR region for the detection and monitoring of light hydrocarbons is presented. Two lithium niobate optical parametric oscillators provided the signal and reference wavelengths. With the aid of a retroreflector, the system detected 0.63 ppm of propane and 0.05 ppm of methane in the atmosphere at a greater than 1 mile range in the controlled release tests. Subsequently, the system mapped a petroleum deposit in eastern New Mexico.
Narasimha S. Prasad, Allen R. Geiger, "Remote sensing of propane and methane by means of a differential absorption lidar by topographic reflection," Optical Engineering 35(4), (1 April 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.600599
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