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1 November 2005 Vertical motion of near-surface aerosols close to breaking waves
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We have used two-dimensional correlation on two-dimensional extinction cross-sections measured by a scanning lidar to determine the velocity structure of the salt-spray aerosols. The lidar scans were collected over a reef at Bellows Beach, on the Northeast side of Oahu, Hawaii. The resulting velocity streamlines suggest that lifting of sea-spray aerosols as high as 200 m occurs in the vicinity of opposing horizontal roll vortices. The velocities vary rapidly over distances of less than 500 m and show a complex pattern which is inadequately represented by conventional anemometer measurements.
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Barry Lienert, John Porter, and Shiv Sharma "Vertical motion of near-surface aerosols close to breaking waves", Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59790S (1 November 2005);

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