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Applications of optical devices in environmental science.

  1. Aug 22, 2010 #1
    Are there any applications of optical devices in environmental science? What technologies, companies and research groups are involved?
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  3. Aug 23, 2010 #2


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    A few things come to mind... For air quality and other atmospheric properties, I'm sure at least some optical sensors are used. You should be able to find something with that angle. Also, Environmental Science would include the movement of the Earth's plates, I would think, and both lasers and satellite imagery would be used in those studies.

    Are you able to find any information on those two topics?
  4. Aug 24, 2010 #3
    A ceilometer is a great example.
  5. Aug 24, 2010 #4


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    These guys do a bunch of work with laser spectroscopy for gas detection / analysis (DISCLAIMER: friends of mine work there)
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