A Preliminary Study of CO2 Flux Measurements by Lidar
- Hilton, T.
- June 23, 2008.
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- Andrews, Arlyn, Beyon, Jeffrey Y., Ismail, Syed, Singh, Upendra N., Davis, Kenneth J., Gibert, Fabien, and Koch, Grady J.
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- A mechanistic understanding of the global carbon cycle requires quantification of terrestrial ecosystem CO2 fluxes at regional scales. In this paper, we analyze the potential of a Doppler DIAL system to make flux measurements of atmospheric CO2 using the eddy-covariance and boundary layer budget methods and present results from a ground based experiment. The goal of this study is to put CO2 flux point measurements in a mesoscale context. In June 2007, a field experiment combining a 2-m Doppler Heterodyne Differential Absorption Lidar (HDIAL) and in-situ sensors of a 447-m tall tower (WLEF) took place in Wisconsin. The HDIAL measures simultaneously: 1) CO2 mixing ratio, 2) atmosphere structure via aerosol backscatter and 3) radial velocity. We demonstrate how to synthesize these data into regional flux estimates. Lidar-inferred fluxes are compared with eddy-covariance fluxes obtained in-situ at 396m AGL from the tower. In cases where the lidar was not yet able to measure the fluxes with acceptable precision, we discuss possible modifications to improve system performance.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20080023465.
24th International Laser Radar Conference; 23-27 Jun. 2008; Boulder, Co; United States.
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