Articles | Volume 17, issue 16
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10051–10070, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10051-2017
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 17, 10051–10070, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-17-10051-2017
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 et al.

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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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