Lidar measurements of the diffuse attenuation coefficient in Yellowstone Lake
Roddewig, Michael R.
Churnside, James H.
Shaw, Joseph A.
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Airborne lidar study of lake ecosystems is still a relatively unexplored field. In this paper we present measurements of the diffuse attenuation coefficient of downwelling irradiance (𝐾𝑑) obtained using a 532 nm airborne lidar in flights during 2004 and 2016 over Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA. We compare the lidar measurements with MODIS 𝐾𝑑 data, discuss the impact that local weather and river inflows/outflows may have had on the data, compare to previous models of the diffuse attenuation coefficient, and examine several published relationships converting 𝐾𝑑 to Secchi disk depth.
Roddewig, Michael R., James H. Churnside, and Joseph A. Shaw. “Lidar Measurements of the Diffuse Attenuation Coefficient in Yellowstone Lake.” Applied Optics 59, no. 10 (March 25, 2020): 3097. doi:10.1364/ao.389169.