Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Research article
28 Aug 2017
Research article |  | 28 Aug 2017

PathfinderTURB: an automatic boundary layer algorithm. Development, validation and application to study the impact on in situ measurements at the Jungfraujoch

Yann Poltera, Giovanni Martucci, Martine Collaud Coen, Maxime Hervo, Lukas Emmenegger, Stephan Henne, Dominik Brunner, and Alexander Haefele


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AR by Anna Mirena Feist-Polner on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Jul 2017) by Ernest Weingartner
AR by Giovanni Martucci on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
We present the PathfinderTURB algorithm for the analysis of ceilometer backscatter data and the real-time detection of the vertical structure of the planetary boundary layer. PathfinderTURB has been applied to 1 year of data measured by two ceilometers operated at two Swiss stations: the Aerological Observatory of Payerne on the Swiss plateau, and the Alpine Jungfraujoch observatory. The study shows that aerosols from the boundary layer significantly influence the air measured at Jungfraujoch.
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