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Airborne LIDAR Measurements of Water Vapor, Ozone, Clouds, and Aerosols in the Tropics Near Central America During the TC4 ExperimentLarge scale distributions of ozone, water vapor, aerosols, and clouds were measured throughout the troposphere by two NASA Langley lidar systems on board the NASA DC-8 aircraft as part of the Tropical Composition, Cloud, and Climate Coupling Experiment (TC4) over Central and South America and adjacent oceans in the summer of 2007. Special emphasis was placed on the sampling of convective outflow and transport, sub-visible cirrus clouds, boundary layer aerosols, Saharan dust, volcanic emissions, and urban and biomass burning plumes. This paper presents preliminary results from this campaign, and demonstrates the value of coordinated measurements by the two lidar systems.
Document ID
20080023791
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Kooi, Susan (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Fenn, Marta (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Ismail, Syed (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Ferrare, Richard (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hair, John (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Browell, Edward (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Notari, Anthony (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Butler, Carolyn (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Burton, Sharon (Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Hampton, VA, United States)
Simpson, Steven (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 24, 2013
Publication Date
June 23, 2008
Subject Category
Meteorology and Climatology
Report/Patent Number
L-6638
Meeting Information
24th International Laser Radar Conference(Boulder, Co)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 478643.02.05.04.07
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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