Accession Number:

ADA629223

Title:

Analysis of Marine Boundary Layer Aerosol Fields Obtained Using Multi-Wavelength Scanning Lidar Systems

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

HAWAII UNIV HONOLULU INST OF GEOPHYSICS AND PLANETOLOGY

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to improve our understanding of dynamics of marine aerosols and water vapor fields in the coastal marine boundary layer using a scanning lidar and meteorological parameters. Our scientific objectives are to collect lidar data sets that can be used to improve and develop models of the aerosol optical properties in the coastal marine boundary layer MBL. Various aerosol models exist e.g., Fitzgerald, 1989 Edson et al., 1999, but few are appropriate for coastal regions. We are studying the vertical aerosol structure in the lowest part of the atmosphere directly above the ocean surface.

Subject Categories:

  • Meteorology
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE