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Title: Raman lidar/AERI PBL Height Product

Abstract

Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) heights have been computed using potential temperature profiles derived from Raman lidar and AERI measurements. Raman lidar measurements of the rotational Raman scattering from nitrogen and oxygen are used to derive vertical profiles of potential temperature. AERI measurements of downwelling radiance are used in a physical retrieval approach (Smith et al. 1999, Feltz et al. 1998) to derive profiles of temperature and water vapor. The Raman lidar and AERI potential temperature profiles are merged to create a single potential temperature profile for computing PBL heights. PBL heights were derived from these merged potential temperature profiles using a modified Heffter (1980) technique that was tailored to the SGP site (Della Monache et al., 2004). PBL heights were computed on an hourly basis for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011. These heights are provided as meters above ground level.

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DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Product Type:
Dataset
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Archive
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER)
Subject:
54 Environmental Sciences
Keywords:
Planetary boundary layer height
OSTI Identifier:
1169501
DOI:
10.5439/1169501

Citation Formats

Ferrare, Richard. Raman lidar/AERI PBL Height Product. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.5439/1169501.
Ferrare, Richard. Raman lidar/AERI PBL Height Product. United States. doi:10.5439/1169501.
Ferrare, Richard. 2012. "Raman lidar/AERI PBL Height Product". United States. doi:10.5439/1169501. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1169501. Pub date:Fri Dec 14 00:00:00 EST 2012
@article{osti_1169501,
title = {Raman lidar/AERI PBL Height Product},
author = {Ferrare, Richard},
abstractNote = {Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL) heights have been computed using potential temperature profiles derived from Raman lidar and AERI measurements. Raman lidar measurements of the rotational Raman scattering from nitrogen and oxygen are used to derive vertical profiles of potential temperature. AERI measurements of downwelling radiance are used in a physical retrieval approach (Smith et al. 1999, Feltz et al. 1998) to derive profiles of temperature and water vapor. The Raman lidar and AERI potential temperature profiles are merged to create a single potential temperature profile for computing PBL heights. PBL heights were derived from these merged potential temperature profiles using a modified Heffter (1980) technique that was tailored to the SGP site (Della Monache et al., 2004). PBL heights were computed on an hourly basis for the period January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2011. These heights are provided as meters above ground level.},
doi = {10.5439/1169501},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {12}
}

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