Boundary layer classification from remote sensing at Iquique, March 2018 - March 2019


Classification of the state of the atmospheric boundary layer at Diego Aracena Aitport, Iquique, Chile. Profiles of vertical and horizontal wind speed and backscatter coefficient (measured with a Doppler Wind Lidar) as well as thermal stratification at the surface (Thermo-Hygrometers at ~1m and ~2m height) are used to identify height regions without and with turbulence, clouds and precipitation . In a second step the sources of this turbulence are identified (clouds, surface heating or wind shear).

For details of the method see Manninen, A., T. Marke, E. O'Connor, and M. Tuononen, 2018: Atmospheric boundary layer classification with Doppler lidar, J. Geophys. Res. , 123, DOI:10.1029/2017JD028169.

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Creator Schween, Jan; Marke, Tobias ORCID logo; Löhnert, Ulrich
Publisher CRC1211 Database (CRC1211DB)
Publication Year 2020
Rights [CRC1211DB] Data policy agreement;
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format NetCDF
Version 1
Discipline Atmospheric Sciences; Climatology; Geosciences; Meteorology; Natural Sciences
Spatial Coverage (-70.178 LON, -20.538 LAT); Northern Focus Area, Chile