Boundary layer height measurements over Doha using Lidar

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Abstract

A Vaisala CL51 ceilometer, based on the Lidar technique, has been installed in Doha, at one building inside Qatar Foundation's Education City, and is operating since December 2012. It is being used to perform backscatter profiles measurements of the atmosphere in an attempt to study the effects of aerosols on solar radiation. Lidar observations give an estimate of the planetary Boundary Layer height at this location. The Boundary Layer height is determined by the Vaisala Boundary Layer View Software BL-VIEW using the gradient method based on the detection of strong changes in the vertical back-scattering aerosol profile. The scope of the present study is to present the measurements of the Boundary Layer height over Doha taken during several months using Lidar; a comparison of CL51 observations with solar radiation ground measurements is also included.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy Procedia
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Pages1086-1091
Number of pages6
Volume57
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2013 ISES Solar World Congress, SWC 2013 - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 3 Nov 20137 Nov 2013

Other

Other2013 ISES Solar World Congress, SWC 2013
CountryMexico
CityCancun
Period3/11/137/11/13

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Optical radar
Boundary layers
Solar radiation
Aerosols
Gradient methods
Education
Scattering

Keywords

  • Aerosols
  • Boundary layer
  • Ceilometer
  • Lidar
  • Solar radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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Boundary layer height measurements over Doha using Lidar. / Bachour, Dunia; Astudillo, Daniel.

Energy Procedia. Vol. 57 Elsevier Ltd, 2014. p. 1086-1091.

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Bachour, D & Astudillo, D 2014, Boundary layer height measurements over Doha using Lidar. in Energy Procedia. vol. 57, Elsevier Ltd, pp. 1086-1091, 2013 ISES Solar World Congress, SWC 2013, Cancun, Mexico, 3/11/13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2014.10.094
Bachour, Dunia ; Astudillo, Daniel. / Boundary layer height measurements over Doha using Lidar. Energy Procedia. Vol. 57 Elsevier Ltd, 2014. pp. 1086-1091
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