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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 90–95

12-year LIDAR Observations of Tropospheric Aerosol over Hefei (31.9°N, 117.2°E), China

Decheng Wu, Jun Zhou, Dong Liu, Zhenzhu Wang, Zhiqing Zhong, Chenbo Xie, Fudi Qi, Aiyuan Fan, and Yingjian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 90-95 (2011)

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12-year LIDAR observations of tropospheric aerosol vertical distribution using a Mie scattering LIDAR in Hefei (31.9°N, 117.2°E) from 1998 to 2009 are presented and analyzed in this paper. Characters of temporal variation and vertical distribution of tropospheric aerosol over Hefei are summarized from the LIDAR measurements. The impacts of natural source and human activities on the aerosol vertical distribution over Hefei could be seen clearly. Dust particles from the north in spring could affect the aerosol distributions below about 12 km over Hefei, and aerosol scale height in April reaches 2.29±0.68 km. Both LIDAR measurements and surface visibility imply that aerosols in the lower troposphere have been increasing since about 2005.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(280.1100) Remote sensing and sensors : Aerosol detection
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

Original Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

Decheng Wu, Jun Zhou, Dong Liu, Zhenzhu Wang, Zhiqing Zhong, Chenbo Xie, Fudi Qi, Aiyuan Fan, and Yingjian Wang, "12-year LIDAR Observations of Tropospheric Aerosol over Hefei (31.9°N, 117.2°E), China," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 15, 90-95 (2011)

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