15 September 2004 Vertical profiling of air pollution at RAPCD
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Local and regional pollution interact at the interface between the Planetary Boundary Layer and the Free Troposphere. The vertical distributions of ozone, aerosols, and winds must be measured with high temporal and vertical resolution to characterize this interchange and ultimately to accurately forecast ozone and aerosol pollution. To address this critical issue, the Regional Atmospheric Profiling Center for Discovery (RAPCD) was built and instrumented in the National Space Science and Technology Center on the UAH campus. The UV DIAL ozone lidar, Nd:YAG aerosol lidar, and 2-micron Doppler wind lidar, along with balloon-borne ECC ozonesondes, form the core of the RAPCD instrumentation for studying this problem. Instrumentation in the associated Mobile Integrated Profiling (MIPS) laboratory includes a 915Mhz profiler, sodar, and ceilometer. The collocated Applied Micro-particle Optics and Radiometry (AμOR) laboratory hosts the FTIR, MOUDI, and optical particle counter. Using MODELS-3 analysis by colleagues, and cooperative ventures with the co-located National Weather Service Forecasting Office in Huntsville, AL, we are developing a unique facility for advancing the state-of-the-science in pollution forecasting.
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Michael J. Newchurch, Michael J. Newchurch, Kirk A. Fuller, Kirk A. Fuller, David A. Bowdle, David A. Bowdle, Steven Johnson, Steven Johnson, Richard T. McNider, Richard T. McNider, Kevin Knupp, Kevin Knupp, Bill Lapenta, Bill Lapenta, Noor Gillani, Noor Gillani, Arastoo Biazar, Arastoo Biazar, John Burris, John Burris, } "Vertical profiling of air pollution at RAPCD", Proc. SPIE 5547, Remote Sensing in Atmospheric Pollution Monitoring and Control, (15 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.560194; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.560194

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