Lidar Studies of Agricultural Air Quality:

Lidar remote sensing offers the unique opportunity to see aerosol plumes moving.  Coupled with additional in-situ sampling important properties about plume fate and transport can be determined.  The lidar has been used to examine exposure potential from tilling-generated dust and the fate and transport of particulate matter from feedlots.


Collaborative Research: Measurement and Modeling of Aerodynamic Interactions between Tree-Sway-Motion and Turbulence in and above a Forest Canopy

In conjunction with The University of Connecticut and Eastern Carolina University, we are working to understand how trees move in the wind.  This project, funded by the National Science Foundation, will monitor the sway of 150 individual trees and the corresponding above canopy turbulence with sonic anemometers. The measurements will be incorporated into the latest LES models.  See the pictures of the site installation here.

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Spray Drift and Dispersion:

Combining both lidar measurements and modeling techniques, the lab is working on several projects to characterize the efficacy of ground sprayers and the potential of models for regulatory applications