Advances in Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Atmosphere

Advances in Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Atmosphere

1st Edition - June 9, 2021

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  • Editors: Weidong Chen, Dean Venables, Markus Sigrist
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150146
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156896

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Advances in Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Atmosphere provides a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge technologies and monitoring applications. Concepts are illustrated by numerous examples with information on spectroscopic techniques and applications widely distributed throughout the text. This information is important for researchers to gain an overview of recent developments in the field and make informed selections among the most suitable techniques. This volume also provides information that will allow researchers to explore implementing and developing new diagnostic tools or new approaches for trace gas and aerosol sensing themselves. Advances in Spectroscopic Monitoring of the Atmosphere covers advanced and newly emerging spectroscopic techniques for optical metrology of gases and particles in the atmosphere. This book will be a valuable reference for atmospheric scientists, including those whose focus is applying the methods to atmospheric studies, and those who develop instrumentation. It will also serve as a useful introduction to researchers entering the field and provide relevant examples to researchers and students developing and applying optical sensors for a variety of other scientific, technical, and industrial uses.

Key Features

  • Overview of new applications including remote sensing by UAV, laser heterodyne radiometry, dual comb spectroscopy, and more
  • Features in-situ observations and measurements for real-world data
  • Includes content on leading edge optical sensors


Individuals interested in the measurements of atmospheric composition and developers of new instrumentation, including graduate students in atmospheric physics and related disciplines

Table of Contents

  • 1. Current trends and future outlook in spectroscopic monitoring of the atmosphere
    2. Remote sensing using open-path dual-comb spectroscopy
    3. Broadband optical cavity methods
    4. Atmospheric trace gas measurements using laser heterodyne spectroscopy
    5. Photoacoustic spectroscopy for gas sensing
    6. Unmanned aerial systems for trace gases
    7. Measurements of aerosol optical properties using spectroscopic techniques
    8. Trace gas measurements using cavity ring-down spectroscopy
    9. Atmospheric flux measurements
    10. Balloon-borne and airborne measurements

Product details

  • No. of pages: 632
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 9, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128150146
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128156896

About the Editors

Weidong Chen

Weidong Chen obtained his PhD degree from University of Lille 1 (France) in 1991. He has been a Lecturer at University of the Littoral Opal Coast (France) since 1993. He became a full Professor of Optics in 2003. His research mainly focuses on the developments of photonic instruments for optical sensing and metrology of atmospheric species (trace gases, aerosols). He has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals, conference proceedings and books. He has won several awards for his developments of a Fourier transform THz spectrometer, a laser sideband far-infrared spectrometer and an infrared laser instrument based on difference-frequency generation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Laboratoire de Physico-chimie de l’Atmosphère, Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France

Dean Venables

Dean Venables is a lecturer in chemistry at University College Cork, Ireland. He obtained his PhD from Yale University in 2001 with a study of the low frequency motions of liquids using ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy. Since 2003, his research has focused on developing and applying spectroscopic instruments to quantify trace gases and to characterize the optical properties of aerosols in the atmosphere. His work has explored and expanded the use of broadband optical cavities in the visible and ultraviolet and to aerosols. His group’s research includes laboratory, chamber, and field experiments and the group has participated in numerous international campaigns.

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Chemistry and Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Markus Sigrist

Markus W. Sigrist obtained his PhD degree from ETH Zürich (Switzerland) in 1977. From 1996 until his retirement in 2013 he was Professor of Experimental Physics at ETH heading a group active in laser spectroscopy and sensing. His research focused on infrared laser development and spectroscopy emphasizing applications ranging from trace gas detection to medical sensing. He has authored or co-authored over 190 publications in reference journals and several book chapters and books. He is a fellow of the Optical Society (OSA) and OSA Traveling lecturer, and acts as Foreign Expert at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

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