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Confirmation of a multilayer arrangement of aerosols in the Barcelona air basin using two independent lidar systems
Author(s): Cecilia Soriano; Francesc Rocadenbosch; Carles Puente; Alejandro Rodriguez-Gomez; Jose M. Baldasano; Adolfo Comeron
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Paper Abstract

In 1992 an experimental campaign took place in Barcelona whose main goal was the study of the circulatory patterns of air pollutants in the region. An elastic-backscatter lidar operating at a wavelength of 1.064 micrometers , being mainly sensitive to changes in the distribution of aerosols was used. The study of temporal series of lidar vertical scans revealed a multilayer arrangement of the aerosols above the city. A few years after that experiment, the UPC started to develop its own lidar system. The first stadium of the project was the construction of an elastic-backscatter lidar. In 1997, in the frame of a meteorological situation very similar to the one present during the first campaign, the UPC lidar acquired vertical profiles of elastic- backscatter in the Barcelona's atmosphere. The study of the temporal series also showed the development of elevated layers of aerosols at similar altitudes to the ones observed during the first campaign. The second experiment seems to confirm that the formation of elevated layers in Barcelona is a typical behavior for the region during the summer period and not just a particular situation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3493, Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques, (15 December 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.332654
Show Author Affiliations
Cecilia Soriano, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Francesc Rocadenbosch, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Carles Puente, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Alejandro Rodriguez-Gomez, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Jose M. Baldasano, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)
Adolfo Comeron, Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3493:
Spectroscopic Atmospheric Environmental Monitoring Techniques
Klaus Schaefer, Editor(s)

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