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Continuous measurements of Asian dust and aerosol profiles from lidar at Suwon (127oE, 37oN), Korea
Author(s): Choo Hie Lee; Jin Hwan Kim; Chan Bong Park
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Paper Abstract

Asian-dust and Cirrus cloud have been measured by Multi-Wavelength aerosol lidar since 2000 and Automatic Controlled Aerosol lidar since 2002 at Suwon (127°E 37°N),Korea. These Lidars are Mie scattering scheme that use 355/532/1064 nm and 532 nm respectively. The vertical profiles of range corrected backscatter intensity and depolarization ratio on 16 days of Asian dust in springtime of 2002 are analyzed for this report. In Suwon, the Asiandust mainly showed at lower troposphere below 3 km but several cases showed in free troposphere of over 4 km. The peak depolarization ratios are in the range of 20-40%. The thickness of dust layer is about 2-2.5 km in case of lower tropospheric measurements. After event ofAsian dust the cirrus clouds are often measured in resemblance to Asian dust at upper troposphere. The maximum upper altitudes are about 8 to 12 km. The clouds falling down to about 3 km were measured which is a higher depolarization ratio of 10-30 %.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 March 2003
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4893, Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III, (21 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.466527
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Choo Hie Lee, Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)
Jin Hwan Kim, Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)
Chan Bong Park, Kyung Hee Univ. (South Korea)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4893:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environment Monitoring III
Upendra N. Singh; Toshikasu Itabe; Zhishen Liu, Editor(s)

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