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Lidar measurements of the stratosphere at the Eureka and Toronto NDSC stations
Author(s): Shiv R. Pal; Allan I. Carswell; John Bird; David P. Donovan; Thomas Duck; James Whiteway
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Paper Abstract

Lidar observations of stratospheric ozone, aerosol and temperature have been carried out at Toronto (43.8 N, 79.5 W) since 1989 and during winter months at the Arctic Stratospheric Observatory (AStrO) at Eureka (80 N, 86 W) since 1992. The Raman DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) systems utilized at both observatories are briefly described and the measurements are discussed. The measurements of AStrO are discussed in relation to the dynamics of stratospheric polar vortex and the presence of polar stratospheric clouds (PSC). Results from the winters of 1994/95 and 1995/96 indicate very low polar stratospheric temperatures, capable of inducing PSCs and exhibit an appreciable ozone depletion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.258164
Show Author Affiliations
Shiv R. Pal, York Univ. (Canada)
Allan I. Carswell, York Univ. (Canada)
John Bird, York Univ. (Canada)
David P. Donovan, York Univ. (Canada)
Thomas Duck, York Univ. (Canada)
James Whiteway, York Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2833:
Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics
Arthur J. Sedlacek, Editor(s)

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