Start Date: Sep 23, 2010
End Date: Jul 31, 2015
To address this problem we propose to follow these steps in developing this remote sensing approach for particulate emissions from animal production facilities: 1) produce qualitative 2-D images of plume emission and dispersion from a CAFO. 2) quantify statistical or turbulent properties of the flow field of a CAFO. 3) establish a protocol for a remote sensing approach to measure particulates at a CAFO. 4) conduct multiple 24-hour campaigns to capture all diurnal stability cases. 5) convert 2-D qualitative information to quantitative data using results from the Electrical Low Pressure Impactor (ELPI) to define size fractionation of the particulates. 6) using the size fractionation results from 5 compute flux estimates at the whole facility scale and compare with available published data; 7) using the first 6 steps, apply the remote sensing approach to cropping surfaces to compare tillage and harvest practices, i.e., particulate flux emissions at the field scale.