Observations of the atmospheric boundary layer across the land–sea transition zone using a scanning Mie lidar

F Gao, K Bergant, A Filipcic, Biagio Forte, D-X Hua, X-Q Song, S Stanic, D Veberic, M Zavrtanik

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Optical properties of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) above the land–sea transition interface were measured using a scanning Mie lidar located 30 km away from the Adriatic coast. Based on the two-dimensional range-height-indicator scans, detailed information on the ABL was obtained, including parameters such as atmospheric optical depth, aerosol extinction coefficient and the height of the ABL. The presented case study indicates that the height of the ABL in the land–sea transition zone and the adjacent mountainous region was changing rapidly due to highly variable atmospheric conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Quantitative Spectroscopy & Radiative Transfer
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011



  • Atmospheric boundary layer
  • Land-sea transition zone
  • Scanning Mie Lidar

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