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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5485–5500, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5485-2015

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Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 5485–5500, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-15-5485-2015

Research article 20 May 2015

Research article | 20 May 2015

Profiles of second- to fourth-order moments of turbulent temperature fluctuations in the convective boundary layer: first measurements with rotational Raman lidar

A. Behrendt et al.

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The exchange of energy between the Earth surface and the atmosphere is governed by turbulent processes which form the convective boundary layer (CBL) in daytime. The representation of the CBL in atmospheric models is critical, e.g., for the simulation of clouds and precipitation. We show that a new active remote-sensing technique, rotational Raman lidar, characterizes the turbulent temperature fluctuations in the CBL better than previous techniques and discuss the statistics of a typical case.
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