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Remote Measurement of Spray Drift from Orchard Sprayers Using LIDAR
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 031093, 2003 ASAE Annual Meeting . (doi: 10.13031/2013.13729) @2003
Authors: David R. Miller, Masoud Salyani, April B. Hiscox
Keywords: Spray drift, orchard sprayer, LIDAR, micrometeorology, atmospheric stability
Spray aerosols drifting above an orange orchard were scanned with the University of Connecticut elastic backscatter mini-LIDAR in a series of repeated experiments. Three-dimensional plume visualization software was used to analyze the drifting material. Simultaneous measurements of meteorology parameters and atmospheric stability showed that 20% more material was suspended over the canopy during unstable, daytime conditions than stable, evening conditions.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)