Observations in Lidar Station of St. Petersburg State University for Ecological Safety Studyies
St. Petersburg State University, Universitetskaya nab., 7/9, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
Published online: 7 June 2016
The solution of many problems associated with the air pollution, radiative regime of the earth's surface and atmosphere, global and local environmental changes and climate, facing humanity in the early 21st century, require detailed and regular information on atmospheric aerosol and gaseous pollutants in the atmosphere. For monitoring atmospheric pollutants especially effective were the methods of laser sounding of the atmosphere, which provide a vertical profile of aerosol parameters to a height of 20 km In this regard, at the beginning of the 21st century created a continental networks of lidar sounding stations. Over Europe there is a network EARLINET. Laser station, built on the basis of St. Petersburg State University has become the first Russian station that acceded to the European research network. The article briefly presents the technical features of the equipment and demonstrates the first results of the observations.
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