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Research article
12 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 12 Jun 2017

A new methodology for PBL height estimations based on lidar depolarization measurements: analysis and comparison against MWR and WRF model-based results

Juan Antonio Bravo-Aranda, Gregori de Arruda Moreira, Francisco Navas-Guzmán, María José Granados-Muñoz, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, David Pozo-Vázquez, Clara Arbizu-Barrena, Francisco José Olmo Reyes, Marc Mallet, and Lucas Alados Arboledas


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Short summary
The automatic detection of the planetary boundary layer height (PBL height) by means of lidar measurements still presents difficulties. This work shows an improvement in the PBL height detection using lidar depolarization measurements. To our knowledge, it is the first time that the lidar depolarization technique is used for this purpose. Also, the PBL height derived from the WRF model is compared with the PBL heights of this new method and from a microwave radiometer during CHARMEX campaigns.
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