Stage monitoring in turbid reservoirs with an inclined terrestrial near-infrared Lidar
Guerrero Meza, Vicente
Bravo Inclán, Luis
Sánchez Chávez, Javier
To monitor the stage in turbid reservoirs with a sloping bank, it has been proposed to install a near-infrared Lidar on the bank and to orient it so that it points at the water surface with a large incidence angle. The technique assumes that the Lidar can detect suspended particles that are slightly below the water surface. Some laboratory results and the first long-term assessment (>2 years) of the technique are presented. It found that: (1) although the test Lidar provides erratic distance data, they can be easily filtered according to the intensity of the received signal; (2) the Lidar provides reliable data only when the water is very turbid; and (3) the reliable data can be used to estimate daily stage values (after a simple field calibration) with an uncertainty better than ±0.08 m (p = 0.95).
Remote Sensing (2072-4292), 8(12)
INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA
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