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Atmospheric aerosol-cloud-stability relationship as observed with optical and radio remote sensing techiques

Devara, PCS and Pandithurai, G and Raj, PE and Maheskumar, RS and Dani, KK (1998) Atmospheric aerosol-cloud-stability relationship as observed with optical and radio remote sensing techiques. Atmospheric Research, 49 (1). pp. 65-76.

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Abstract

Atmospheric aerosol characteristics are being monitored, on a routine basis, with lidars and spectroradiometer since 1985 and 1992, respectively, at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune (18°32′N, 73°51′E, 559 m AMSL), a tropical Indian urban station. The lidar-derived nocturnal atmospheric structures, transport of surface-generated aerosols (pollutants) and their participation in the formation of clouds and their time evolution in the planetary boundary layer (PBL) are studied in relation to the local diabatic conditions and height-integrated relative humidity (RH) inferred from radiometersonde and pilot balloon (pibal) observations. This paper mainly addresses (i) how the integrated lidar, spectroradiometer and coincident aerometric data can be used to delineate the atmospheric structure and transport mechanisms, and (ii) the extent to which the lidar observations during different atmospheric conditions can be useful to explain the phenomenon of cloud scavenging of aerosols over the experimental station

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier
Uncontrolled Keywords: Atmospheric aerosol;Lidar;Spectroradiometer
Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology
Depositing User: IITM Library
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 06:19
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2015 06:19
URI: http://moeseprints.incois.gov.in/id/eprint/1674

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