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Measurement of aerosol loading profiles and mixing heights in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1992 SORP-ONA field study
Author(s): Kenneth W. Fischer; Vincent J. Abreu; Perry J. Samson; Matthew J. McGill
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Paper Abstract

The Southern Oxidants Research Program on Ozone Non-Attainment (SORP-ONA) field study was held in Atlanta, Georgia, during the summer of 1992. SORP-ONA was the first in a series of intensive studies to characterize urban ozone in the South as a part of the Southern Oxidants Study (SOS). The University of Michigan Doppler Lidar was stationed on the Georgia Tech Campus during the study and measured aerosol profiles with approximately 15-minute temporal resolution. A study of mixing in the urban boundary layer determined that aerosol and presumably chemical constituents are not always well-mixed as expected and that some structure does exist. A technique for separation of aerosol and molecular scattered signal for retrieval of aerosol profiles is described. Additionally, a technique is introduced to estimate boundary layer mixing height which shows excellent correlation with rawinsonde potential temperature profile estimates of mixing height.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2112, Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy, Lidar, and DIAL Techniques for Environmental and Industrial Measurements, (3 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.177310
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Kenneth W. Fischer, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Vincent J. Abreu, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Perry J. Samson, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Matthew J. McGill, Univ. of Michigan (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2112:
Tunable Diode Laser Spectroscopy, Lidar, and DIAL Techniques for Environmental and Industrial Measurements

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