Lidar Characterization of Boundary Layer Transport and Mixing for Estimating Urban-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions

R. Michael Hardesty, W. Alan Brewer, Scott P. Sandberg, Ann M. Weickmann, Paul B. Shepson, Maria Cambaliza, Alexie Heimburger, Kenneth J. Davis, Thomas Lauvaux, Natasha L. Miles, Daniel P. Sarmiento, A. J. Deng, Brian Gaudet, Anna Karion, Colm Sweeney, James Whetstone

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Abstract

A compact commercial Doppler lidar has been deployed in Indianapolis for two years to measure wind profiles and mixing layer properties as part of project to improve greenhouse measurements from large area sources. The lidar uses vertical velocity variance and aerosol structure to measure mixing layer depth. Comparisons with aircraft and the NOAA HRDL lidar generally indicate good performance, although sensitivity might be an issue under low aerosol conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number09001
JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
Volume119
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2016
Event27th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2015 - New York, United States
Duration: Jul 5 2015Jul 10 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Hardesty, R. M., Brewer, W. A., Sandberg, S. P., Weickmann, A. M., Shepson, P. B., Cambaliza, M., Heimburger, A., Davis, K. J., Lauvaux, T., Miles, N. L., Sarmiento, D. P., Deng, A. J., Gaudet, B., Karion, A., Sweeney, C., & Whetstone, J. (2016). Lidar Characterization of Boundary Layer Transport and Mixing for Estimating Urban-Scale Greenhouse Gas Emissions. EPJ Web of Conferences, 119, [09001]. https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201611909001