Articles | Volume 18, issue 7
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4885–4896, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4885-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 4885–4896, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-4885-2018
Research article
10 Apr 2018
Research article | 10 Apr 2018

Clear-air lidar dark band

Paolo Di Girolamo et al.

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The paper illustrates what we believe are the first measurements of a phenomenon taking place in upper portion of the convective boundary layer in clear-air conditions leading to the appearance of a persistent minimum in lidar backscatter echoes, with alternating intensifications and attenuations. The paper gives experimental evidence of the phenomenon and provides possible interpretations for its occurrence referring to both hygroscopic and scattering properties of sounded aerosol particles.
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