EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Lidar applications in Weather/Meteorology, air quality and climate-global change|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
Measurements of Water Vapor Profiles with Compact DIAL in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area
Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
2 MRI, Japan
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Published online: 13 April 2018
In recent years, the frequency of occurrence of locally heavy rainfall that can cause extensive damages, has been increasing in Japan. For early prediction of heavy rainfall, it is useful to measure the water vapor vertical distribution upwind cumulus convection beforehand. For that purpose, we have been developing compact water vapor differential absorption lidar (DIAL).
We show the results of the measurements with lidar in summer when the local heavy rainfall frequently occurs in Japan. We also show the preliminary result of the assimilation of the lidar data to the numerical model and impact on the heavy rainfall prediction.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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