EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 176, 2018The 28th International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 28)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||13 April 2018|
Lidar Profiling In the lower Troposphere: experience from PECAN
Joint Center for Earth Systems Technology, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250 USA
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
Howard University, Washington, DC USA
Published online: 13 April 2018
Results from the PECAN (Plains Elevated Convection at Night) campaign are discussed. In particular, the utility of simple backscatter lidars/ceilometers in quantifying atmospheric dynamics parameters and variables as well as evolution of the lower tropospheric dynamics are made. Cases of bore wave dynamics and the potential of these events in lofting of low level, moist, airmass and its consequence in thunderstorm initiation are made. A suite of thermodynamic profiling instruments are combined and compared to describe and visualize lower tropospheric dynamic evolution.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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