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Preliminary airborne lidar results in the Canadian Arctic during FIRE III
Author(s): Kevin B. Strawbridge; Michael G. Harwood
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Paper Abstract

Simultaneous upward/downward airborne lidar profiles were recently obtained in the Canadian Arctic during the First ISCCP Regional Experiment III. The lidar was mounted on board the National Research Council Canada Convair 580. Additional instrumentation aboard the CV580 included several particle sizing and imaging proves, liquid water content probes, a sensitive meteorological package and a chemistry package to measure particle speciation and bulk aerosol and gas phase properties. Within the four week period 18 flights were accomplished including 4 flights over the surface heat budget of the arctic ice camp. A depolarization channel was added to both the upward and downward lidar to help distinguish particle phase and sphericity. Preliminary lidar results from various ice crystal years, arctic haze layers, and boundary layer growth over open water will illustrate the uniqueness of this dataset. The lidar was also able to detect open leads and refrozen leads by examining the 'ground return' of both the polarized and depolarized channels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3501, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds, (18 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.317755
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin B. Strawbridge, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
Michael G. Harwood, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3501:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds
Jinxue Wang; Beiying Wu; Toshihiro Ogawa; Zheng-hua Guan, Editor(s)

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