Articles | Volume 22, issue 2
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1453–1466, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1453-2022
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 1453–1466, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-22-1453-2022
Research article
27 Jan 2022
Research article | 27 Jan 2022

Methodology to determine the coupling of continental clouds with surface and boundary layer height under cloudy conditions from lidar and meteorological data

Tianning Su et al.

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To enrich our understanding of coupling of continental clouds, we developed a novel methodology to determine cloud coupling state from a lidar and a suite of surface meteorological instruments. This method is built upon advancement in our understanding of fundamental boundary layer processes and clouds. As the first remote sensing method for determining the coupling state of low clouds over land, this methodology paves a solid ground for further investigating the coupled land–atmosphere system.
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