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Lidar measurements of Saharan dust transportation over Sofia
Author(s): I. V. Grigorov; G. V. Kolarov; D. V. Stoyanov
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Paper Abstract

Within the framework of the project "EARLINET-ASOS (European Aerosol Research Lidar Network - Advanced Sustainable Observation System)" Contract No 025991 of European Commission's Framework Program 6 (EC FP6) (, transportation of Saharan dust over Europe has been observed in the sky over Sofia, during the last week of May, 2008. This phenomena, predicted by the Atmospheric Modeling and Weather Forecasting Group of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) ( and the Forecast system of Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC) ( earthscience/DREAM), was interesting with its relatively long-time existence and large scale of propagation over the continent. In this work, we present the results and some comments of the measurements of the atmospheric backscatter coefficient made in Sofia, using aerosol lidar with CuBrvapor laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7027, 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 70270X (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822508
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I. V. Grigorov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
G. V. Kolarov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
D. V. Stoyanov, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7027:
15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Elena Taskova; Ekaterina Borisova; Alexander Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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