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Vertical Profiling of Air Pollution at RAPCD
Author and Affiliation:
Newchurch, Michael J.(Alabama Univ., Atmospheric Science Dept., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Fuller, Kirk A.(Alabama Univ., Earth Systems Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Bowdle, David A.(Alabama Univ., Earth Systems Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Johnson, Steven(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Knupp, Kevin(Alabama Univ., Atmospheric Science Dept., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Gillani, Noor(Alabama Univ., Earth Systems Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Biazar, Arastoo(Alabama Univ., Earth Systems Center, Huntsville, AL, United States)
Mcnider, Richard T.(Alabama Univ., Atmospheric Science Dept., Huntsville, AL, United States)
Burris, John(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The interaction between local and regional pollution levels occurs at the interface of the Planetary Boundary Layer and the Free Troposphere. Measuring the vertical distribution of ozone, aerosols, and winds with high temporal and vertical resolution is essential to diagnose the nature of this interchange and ultimately for accurately forecasting ozone and aerosol pollution levels. The Regional Atmospheric Profiling Center for Discovery, RAPCD, was built and instrumented to address this critical issue. The ozone W DIAL lidar, Nd:YAG aerosol lidar, and 2.1 micron Doppler wind lidar, along with balloon- borne ECC ozonesondes form the core of the W C D instrumentation for addressing this problem. Instrumentation in the associated Mobile Integrated Profiling (MIPS) laboratory includes 91 5Mhz profiler, sodar, and ceilometer. The collocated Applied particle Optics and Radiometry (ApOR) laboratory hosts an FTIR along with MOUDI and optical particle counters. With MODELS-3 analysis by colleagues in the National Space Science and Technology Center on the UAH campus and the co- located National Weather Service Forecasting Office in Huntsville, AL we are developing a unique facility for advancing the state of the science of pollution forecasting.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2004
Document ID:
20040129583
(Acquired Oct 13, 2004)
Subject Category: ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: SPIE Optical Science and Technology 49th Annual Meeting; 2-6 Aug. 2004; Denver, CO; United States
Meeting Sponsor: International Society for Optical Engineering
Financial Sponsor: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Organization Source: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center; Huntsville, AL, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AIR POLLUTION; AEROSOLS; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; OZONE; RADIATION COUNTERS; CLOUD HEIGHT INDICATORS; DIFFERENTIAL ABSORPTION LIDAR; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SPECTROSCOPY
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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