26 October 2010 EARLINET observations of the Eyjafjallajökull ash plume over Europe
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EARLINET, the European Aerosol Research Lidar NETwork, established in 2000, is the first coordinated lidar network for tropospheric aerosol study on the continental scale. The network activity is based on scheduled measurements, a rigorous quality assurance program addressing both instruments and evaluation algorithms, and a standardised data exchange format. At present, the network includes 27 lidar stations distributed over Europe. EARLINET performed almost continuous measurements since 15 April 2010 in order to follow the evolution of the volcanic plume generated from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, providing the 4-dimensional distribution of the volcanic ash plume over Europe. During the 15-30 April period, volcanic particles were detected over Central Europe over a wide range of altitudes, from 10 km down to the local planetary boundary layer (PBL). Until 19 April, the volcanic plume transport toward South Europe was nearly completely blocked by the Alps. After 19 April volcanic particles were transported to the south and the southeast of Europe. Descending aerosol layers were typically observed all over Europe and intrusion of particles into the PBL was observed at almost each lidar site that was affected by the volcanic plume. A second event was observed over Portugal and Spain (6 May) and then over Italy on 9 May 2010. The volcanic plume was then observed again over Southern Germany on 11 May 2010.
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Gelsomina Pappalardo, Gelsomina Pappalardo, Aldo Amodeo, Aldo Amodeo, Albert Ansmann, Albert Ansmann, Arnoud Apituley, Arnoud Apituley, Lucas Alados Arboledas, Lucas Alados Arboledas, Dimitris Balis, Dimitris Balis, Christine Böckmann, Christine Böckmann, Anatoli Chaikovsky, Anatoli Chaikovsky, Adolfo Comeron, Adolfo Comeron, Giuseppe D'Amico, Giuseppe D'Amico, Ferdinando De Tomasi, Ferdinando De Tomasi, Volker Freudenthaler, Volker Freudenthaler, Elina Giannakaki, Elina Giannakaki, Aldo Giunta, Aldo Giunta, Ivan Grigorov, Ivan Grigorov, Ove Gustafsson, Ove Gustafsson, Silke Gross, Silke Gross, Martial Haeffelin, Martial Haeffelin, Marco Iarlori, Marco Iarlori, Stefan Kinne, Stefan Kinne, Holger Linné, Holger Linné, Fabio Madonna, Fabio Madonna, Rodanthi Mamouri, Rodanthi Mamouri, Ina Mattis, Ina Mattis, Michael McAuliffe, Michael McAuliffe, Francisco Molero, Francisco Molero, Lucia Mona, Lucia Mona, Detlef Müller, Detlef Müller, Valentin Mitev, Valentin Mitev, Doina Nicolae, Doina Nicolae, Alexandros Papayannis, Alexandros Papayannis, Maria Rita Perrone, Maria Rita Perrone, Aleksander Pietruczuk, Aleksander Pietruczuk, Manuel Pujadas, Manuel Pujadas, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Jean-Philippe Putaud, Francois Ravetta, Francois Ravetta, Vincenzo Rizi, Vincenzo Rizi, Ilya Serikov, Ilya Serikov, Michael Sicard, Michael Sicard, Valentin Simeonov, Valentin Simeonov, Nicola Spinelli, Nicola Spinelli, Kerstin Stebel, Kerstin Stebel, Thomas Trickl, Thomas Trickl, Ulla Wandinger, Ulla Wandinger, Xuan Wang, Xuan Wang, Frank Wagner, Frank Wagner, Matthias Wiegner, Matthias Wiegner, } "EARLINET observations of the Eyjafjallajökull ash plume over Europe", Proc. SPIE 7832, Lidar Technologies, Techniques, and Measurements for Atmospheric Remote Sensing VI, 78320J (26 October 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.869016; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.869016
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