EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Lidar applications in atmospheric dynamics and surface exchanges: Boundary layer, winds and turbulence|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
Boundary layer temperature measurements of a noctual urban boundary layer
Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
2 National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
Published online: 13 April 2018
A low-power lidar system based in Manchester, United Kingdom has been developed to measure temperature profiles in the nocturnal urban boundary layer. The lidar transmitter uses a 355nm diode-pumped solid state Nd:YAG laser and two narrow-band interference filters in the receiver filter out rotational Raman lines that are dependent on temperature. The spectral response of the lidar is calibrated using a monochromator. Temperature profiles measured by the system are calibrated by comparison to co-located radiosondes.
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