Articles | Volume 20, issue 9
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5547–5558, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5547-2020

Special issue: Observations and Modeling of the Green Ocean Amazon (GoAmazon2014/5)...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5547–5558, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-20-5547-2020

Research article 12 May 2020

Research article | 12 May 2020

Observational analysis of the daily cycle of the planetary boundary layer in the central Amazon during a non-El Niño year and El Niño year (GoAmazon project 2014/5)

Rayonil G. Carneiro and Gilberto Fisch

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The objective of this study was to conduct observational evaluations of the daily cycle of the height of the planetary boundary layer from data that were measured and/or estimated using instruments such as a radiosonde, sodar, ceilometer, wind profiler, lidar and microwave radiometer installed in the central Amazon during 2014 (considered a typical year) and 2015 during which an intense El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) event predominated during the GoAmazon experiment.
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