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Simultaneous application of the Raman and DIAL techniques for ground-based water vapor lidar measurements in the nocturnal boundary layer
Author(s): Paolo Di Girolamo; Paolo F. Ambrico; Aldo Amodeo; Antonella Boselli; M. Pandolfi; Gelsomina Pappalardo
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Paper Abstract

High temporal and spatial resolution measurements by both space-borne and ground-based instruments are therefore necessary to monitor atmospheric water vapor for climate purposes. Lidar techniques can accomplish ground-based measurements of atmospheric water vapor with high space and time resolution. A lidar system capable to perform simultaneous measurements of atmospheric water vapor and aerosols has been developed in Potenza, Southern Italy, in the context of a cooperation between the Universita della Basilicata and Istituto di Metodologie Avanzate di Analisi Ambientale. An intensive measurement campaign was performed during 1997 in Potenza aimed to the simultaneous application of the Raman and DIAL techniques for water vapor ground- based lidar measurements. Raman and DIAL humidity measurements performed during 1997 in Potenza aimed to the simultaneous application of the Raman and DIAL techniques for water vapor ground-based lidar measurements. Raman and DIAL humidity measurements performed at night in the Planetary Boundary Layer have been compared with simultaneous radiosonde data obtained from both free and captive balloons. The agreement among Raman, DIAL and radiosonde data is found to be within 30 percent up to approximately 1.5 km. Results from this measurement campaign will be reported and discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4070, ALT '99 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies, (25 February 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.378142
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Paolo Di Girolamo, INFM and IMAAA (Italy)
Paolo F. Ambrico, INFM and IMAAA (Italy)
Aldo Amodeo, INFM and IMAAA (Italy)
Antonella Boselli, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
M. Pandolfi, INFM and IMAAA (Italy)
Gelsomina Pappalardo, INFM and IMAAA (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4070:
ALT '99 International Conference on Advanced Laser Technologies
Vladimir I. Pustovoy; Vitali I. Konov, Editor(s)

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