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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 24 — Aug. 20, 2010
  • pp: 4531–4544

Feasibility study: fluorescence lidar for remote bird classification

Mikkel Brydegaard, Patrik Lundin, Zuguang Guan, Anna Runemark, Susanne Åkesson, and Sune Svanberg  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 24, pp. 4531-4544 (2010)

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We present a method for remote classification of birds based on eye-safe fluorescence lidar techniques. Mechanisms of quenching are discussed. Plumage reflectance is related to plumage fluorescence. Laboratory measurements on reflectance and fluorescence are presented, as well as test-range measurements. Also we present examples of birds’ in-flight lidar returns. The methods are suitable for studies of night migrating species and high-altitude classification with implications for the detailed understanding of bird migration and global virus spread.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2010
Published: August 13, 2010

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Mikkel Brydegaard, Patrik Lundin, Zuguang Guan, Anna Runemark, Susanne Åkesson, and Sune Svanberg, "Feasibility study: fluorescence lidar for remote bird classification," Appl. Opt. 49, 4531-4544 (2010)

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