|Laser remote sensing of the European marine environment: LIF technology and applications|
Babichenko, S. (2008). Laser remote sensing of the European marine environment: LIF technology and applications, in: Barale, V. et al. (Ed.) Remote sensing of the European seas. pp. 189-204
In: Barale, V.; Gade, M. (Ed.) (2008). Remote sensing of the European seas. Springer Science+Business Media: Heidelberg. ISBN 978-1-4020-6771-6. XXII, 514 pp., more
Biomass; Chemical pollution; Eutrophication; Hydrographic surveying; Laser altimetry; Laser induced fluorescence; Marine environment; Monitoring; Remote sensing; Water surface topography; Marine
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Laser remote sensing is an efficient, proven tool capable of providing quantitative, spatially-resolved, Real-Time data for chemical pollution, eutrophication, biomass, and hydrographic processes over large water surface areas with high spatial resolution; and is often the only solution for many environmental marine applications. Various types of Light Detection and Ranging systems (LIDAR) utilize Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) and light backscattering to analyze bodies of water remotely. LIDAR systems are installed as a payload on airborne, shipboard or stationary platforms for operational purposes and scientific research. This paper provides an overview of and references to LIF LIDAR technology, together with a brief insight to applications development in Europe.