Typical tropospheric aerosol backscatter profiles for Southern Ireland: The Cork Raman lidar

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dc.contributor.author McAuliffe, Michael A. P.
dc.contributor.author Ruth, Albert A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-16T16:58:12Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-16T16:58:12Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.identifier.citation MCAULIFFE, M. A. P. & RUTH, A. A. 2013. Typical tropospheric aerosol backscatter profiles for Southern Ireland: The Cork Raman lidar. Atmospheric Research, 120–121, pp.334-342. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.09.020 en
dc.identifier.volume 120-121 en
dc.identifier.startpage 334 en
dc.identifier.endpage 342 en
dc.identifier.issn 0169-8095
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/887
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.09.020
dc.description.abstract A Raman lidar instrument (UCLID) was established at the University College Cork as part of the European lidar network EARLINET. Raman backscatter coefficients, extinction coefficients and lidar ratios were measured within the period 28/08/2010 and 24/04/2011. Typical atmospheric scenarios over Southern Ireland in terms of the aerosol load in the planetary boundary layer are outlined. The lidar ratios found are typical for marine atmospheric condition (lidar ratio ca. 20–25 sr). The height of the planetary boundary layer is below 1000 m and therefore low in comparison to heights found at other lidar sites in Europe. On the 21st of April a large aerosol load was detected, which was assigned to a Saharan dust event based on HYSPLIT trajectories and DREAM forecasts along with the lidar ratio (70 sr) for the period concerned. The dust was found at two heights, pure dust at 2.5 km and dust mixing with pollution from 0.7 to 1.8 km with a lidar ratio of 40–50 sr. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland (RFP/06/EEB011); Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (EMBARK postgraduate fellowships, 2009) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.rights Copyright © 2013, Elsevier. NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Atmospheric Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Atmospheric Research, [120-121, February 2013] http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.09.020 en
dc.subject Vertical aerosol profiling en
dc.subject Raman lidar en
dc.subject Extinction and backscatter coefficient en
dc.subject EARLINET en
dc.title Typical tropospheric aerosol backscatter profiles for Southern Ireland: The Cork Raman lidar en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorurl http://publish.ucc.ie/researchprofiles/D006/aruth en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Albert Ruth, Physics, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: a.ruth@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland en
dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Atmospheric Research en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress a.ruth@ucc.ie en

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