Lidar observations of the Planetary Boundary Layer above the city of Thessaloniki, Greece

Santacesaria, V. and Marenco, F. and Balis, D. and Papayannis, A. and Zerefos, C. (1998) Lidar observations of the Planetary Boundary Layer above the city of Thessaloniki, Greece. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (6). pp. 585-596. ISSN 1826-9885

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Aerosol measurements have been performed in Greece since 1994, using a backscattering lidar system. The main scientific objective has been to evaluate the vertical structure of the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) in urban sites of Greece, using suspended aerosols as tracers of the atmospheric motion. The observations presented here were performed in early 1996, over the city of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece, close to the sea shore. The lidar system was operated under varying air pollution and meteorological conditions. The vertical profiles of the aerosol extinction and backscattering coefficients were retrieved from the lidar signal, using the Fernald-Klett inversion algorithm. Comparison between standard meteorological data from radiosondes and ground stations proves that lidar aerosol profiles can be successfully used to monitor the time variation in the layering of the lower troposphere.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meteorology
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551 Geologia, Idrologia, Meteorologia > 551.5 Meteorologia (Classificare qui l'atmosfera) (Classificare la previsione e le previsioni di specifici fenomeni meteorologici in 551.64; classificare la Micrometeorologia in 551.66)
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 13:50
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 13:50

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