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Use of lidar water vapor retrieval for assessment of model capability to simulate water vapor profiles
Author(s): Lev Labzovskii; I. Binietoglou; A. Papayannis; R. F. Banks; J. M. Baldasano
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Paper Abstract

This work focuses on the evaluation of the abilities of a numerical weather prediction model to simulate water vapor profiles retrieved by multiwavelength Raman lidar measurements. In this work water vapor mixing ratio profiles are retrieved based on lidar measurements at 387 and 407 nm Raman channels. Relative humidity profiles are calculated based on the combination of humidity measurements from lidar and temperature measurements from a microwave radiometer. Simulated water vapor mixing ratio and relative humidity are diagnosed using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with 1 × 1 km grid and 1-h temporal resolutions. The accuracy of the WRF model in means of water vapor simulation is assessed by addressing to the experimental datasets based on lidar measurements. All the data used in this work were collected during an international field campaign From Hygrosopic Aerosols to Cloud Droplets (the HygrA-CD campaign) organized from May to June 2014 in Athens, Greece.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 October 2015
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 9645, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing XI, 96450G (20 October 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2195638
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Lev Labzovskii, Univ. of Romania (Romania)
National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (Romania)
I. Binietoglou, National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics (Romania)
A. Papayannis, National Technical Univ. of Athens (Greece)
R. F. Banks, Barcelona Supercomputing Ctr. - Ctr. Nacional de Supercomputación (Spain)
J. M. Baldasano, Barcelona Supercomputing Ctr. - Ctr. Nacional de Supercomputación (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9645:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing XI
Upendra N. Singh; Doina Nicoleta Nicolae, Editor(s)

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