Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13205–13221, 2014
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 13205–13221, 2014

Research article 11 Dec 2014

Research article | 11 Dec 2014

Determination and climatology of the planetary boundary layer height above the Swiss plateau by in situ and remote sensing measurements as well as by the COSMO-2 model

M. Collaud Coen et al.

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An operational planetary boundary layer height detection method with several remote sensing instruments (wind profiler, Raman lidar, microwave radiometer) and algorithms (Parcel and bulk Richardson number methods, surface-based temperature inversion, aerosol and humidity gradient analysis) was validated against radio sounding. A comparison with the numerical weather prediction model COSMO-2 and the seasonal cycles of the day- and nighttime PBL for two stations on the Swiss plateau are presented.
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