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Title: Estimation of the mixing layer height over a high altitude site in Central Himalayan region by using Doppler lidar

A Doppler lidar was installed at Manora Peak, Nainital (29.4 N; 79.2 E, 1958 amsl) to estimate mixing layer height for the first time by using vertical velocity variance as basic measurement parameter for the period September-November 2011. Mixing layer height is found to be located ~0.57 +/- 0.1and 0.45 +/- 0.05km AGL during day and nighttime, respectively. The estimation of mixing layer height shows good correlation (R>0.8) between different instruments and with different methods. Our results show that wavelet co-variance transform is a robust method for mixing layer height estimation.
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Journal ID: ISSN 1364-6826; KP1704010
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Journal Name: Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics; Journal Volume: 109
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States