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A nonlinear merging method of analog and photon signals for CO2 detection in lower altitudes using differential absorption lida

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作者: Qi, Z (Qi, Zhong); Zhang, T (Zhang, Teng); Han, G (Han, Ge); Li, DC (Li, Dongcang); Ma, X (Ma, Xin); Gong, W (Gong, Wei)

来源出版物: OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS  卷: 388  页: 68-76  DOI: 10.1016/j.optcom.2016.11.071  出版年: APR 1 2017

摘要: The current acquisition system of a lidar detects return signals in two modes (i.e., analog and photon counting); resulting in the lower (below 1500 m) and upper (higher than 1100 m) atmospheric parameters need analog and photon counting signal to retrieve, respectively. Hence, a lidar cannot obtain a continuous column of the concentrations of atmospheric components. For carbon cycle studies, the range-resolved concentration of atmospheric CO2 in the lower troposphere (below 1500 m) is one of the most significant parameters that should be determined. This study proposes a novel gluing method that merges the CO2 signal detected by ground-based DIAL in the lower troposphere. Through simulation experiments, the best uniform approximation polynomial theorem is utilized to determine the transformation coefficient to correlate signals from the different modes perfectly. The experimental results (both simulation experiments and actual measurement of signals) show that the proposed method is suitable and feasible for merging data in the region below 1500 m. Hence, the photon-counting signals whose SNRs are higher than those of the analog signals can be used to retrieve atmospheric parameters at an increased near range, facilitating atmospheric soundings using ground-based lidar in various fields.

 

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