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Lidar studies of atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, aerosols, and cirrus cloud properties at Buenos Aires (34.6 S/58.5 W)
Author(s): Mario Lavorato; Javier Fochesatto; Pablo Cesarano; Eduardo Jaime Quel; Pierre H. Flamant
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Paper Abstract

Since 1996 a lidar station is operated routinely at CEILAP (CITEFA-CONTCET), located in Buenos Aires suburb. The scientific objectives are related to environmental and atmospheric radiative budget studies. Two backscatter lidars operating at 532 nm and 308 nm are used to document the atmospheric boundary layer dynamics, and cirrus clouds and tropospheric aerosols radiative properties. The lidar measurements are made in conjuction with visible radiometer measurements on the same site and radiosoundings made twice daily at the nearby meteorological station. Atmospheric boundary layer measurements during daytime are conducted since 1996 on a regular basis using the backscatter lida.r operating at 532 nm, and more recently using a second lidar on the same site operating at 308 nm. Similarly, cirrus clouds and tropospheric aerosols measurements are conducted during clear days (e.g. without low clouds) since 1996 using the backscatter lidars. Since the late 1997 more interest is given to urban ABL dynamics in connection with pollution events, and biomass burning taking place in the tropical South America. It happened that such plumes can be frequently transported over the Buenos Aires area by large scale circulation

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3572, 3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (6 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.358368
Show Author Affiliations
Mario Lavorato, CEILAP (Argentina)
Javier Fochesatto, CEILAP (Argentina)
Pablo Cesarano, CEILAP (Argentina)
Eduardo Jaime Quel, CEILAP (Argentina)
Pierre H. Flamant, Ecole Polytechnique (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3572:
3rd Iberoamerican Optics Meeting and 6th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications

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