We present the airborne application of a difference frequency laser based absorption spectrometer, discuss important instrument functions and requirements, present examples of airborne measurements and its preliminary interpretation toward understanding the pollution over Houston, Texas.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(010.1120) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Air pollution monitoring
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6260) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, diode lasers
D. Richter, P. Weibring, J. G. Walega, A. Fried, M. K. Trainer, and T. B. Ryerson, "Airborne Formaldehyde Measurements during TexAQS 2006 Using a Difference Frequency Laser Based Absorption Spectrometer," in Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper LTuA2.
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