Volcanic CO2 detection with a DFM/OPA-based lidar

Simone Santoro, Alessandro Aiuppa, Carmine Minopoli, Simone Santoro, Simone Santoro, Stefano Parracino, Marcello Nuvoli, Alessandro Aiuppa, Luca Fiorani

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The DFM/OPA-based lidar BILLI was used to investigate the volcanic plume released by the hydrothermal vent of Pisciarelli, in the Campi Flegrei volcano. BILLI remotely measured CO2 concentrations in cross-sections of the nearvent plume using the differential absorption technique. To our knowledge, this is the first example of lidar-based measurement of volcanic CO2 . The spatial resolution was 1.5 m and the temporal resolution 20 s.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1034-1036
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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