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Preliminary tropospheric ozone DIAL, water vapour, and aerosol lidar measurements during ARC-IONS
Author(s): Kevin B. Strawbridge; Bernard J. Firanski
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Paper Abstract

A new lidar instrument, dubbed AeRO (Aerosol Raman Ozone) Lidar, is being developed at Environment Canada's Centre For Atmospheric Research Experiments (CARE). The new system will use three lasers to simultaneously measure ozone, water vapour and aerosol profiles (including extinction) from near ground to the tropopause. The main thrust will focus on understanding Air Quality within the airshed with the capability of looking at Stratospheric Tropospheric Exchange (STE) processes to determine the magnitude and frequency of such events leading to elevated levels of tropospheric ozone. In addition a wind profiler through a partnership with University of Western Ontario will soon be deployed to CARE to provide complementary observations of the tropopause. The lidar participated in the ARC-IONS field campaign during April and July of 2008. During the field campaign, daily ozonesondes were released to further compliment the lidar measurements. Details of the system design and preliminary results from the lidar measurements will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7479, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing V, 74790F (9 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830476
Show Author Affiliations
Kevin B. Strawbridge, Environment Canada (Canada)
Bernard J. Firanski, Environment Canada (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7479:
Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing V
Upendra N. Singh; Gelsomina Pappalardo, Editor(s)

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