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SODAR applications for estimating boundary layer parameters
Author(s): Annalisa Capanni; Giovanni Gualtieri
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Paper Abstract

An application of Doppler SODAR technique has been made in order to evaluate the main atmospheric variables affecting the boundary layer structure in a plain terrain. Besides directly monitoring such meteorological variables as wind profiles, the application of a number of methods and algorithms enabled the estimation of features such as atmospheric turbulence, Monin-Obukhov length, friction velocity and PBL depth, which are all crucial for both straightforward meteorological applications and as an input to atmospheric pollutant dispersion models. Such a study has been developed within a SODAR measurement campaign carried out by the Laboratorio per la Meteorologia e la Modellistica Ambientale in cooperation with the research center of ENEL/CRAM during the 1997-98 wintertime in the industrial area of Campi Bisenzio (near Florence), Italy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 December 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3866, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems III, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371332
Show Author Affiliations
Annalisa Capanni, Laboratorio per la Meteorologia e la Modellistica Ambientale (Italy)
Giovanni Gualtieri, IATA/CNR (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3866:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems III
Anton Kohnle; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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