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Feasibility study: fluorescence lidar for remote bird classification

  • Mikkel Brydegaard
  • Patrik Lundin
  • Zuguang Guan
  • Anna Runemark
  • Susanne Åkesson
  • Sune Svanberg
Publishing year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 4531-4544
Publication/Series: Applied Optics
Volume: 49
Issue: 24
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: OSA

Abstract english

We present a method for remote classification of birds based on eye-safe fluorescence lidar techniques. Mechanisms of quenching are discussed. Plumage reflectance is related to plumage fluorescence. Laboratory measurements on reflectance and fluorescence are presented, as well as test-range measurements. Also we present examples of birds' in-flight lidar returns. The methods are suitable for studies of night migrating species and high-altitude classification with implications for the detailed understanding of bird migration and global virus spread. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America


  • Biological Sciences
  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


  • ISSN: 2155-3165
Mikkel Brygdegaard
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