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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 2531–2537

Statistical analysis of the spatial-temporal distribution of aerosol extinction retrieved by micro-pulse lidar in Kashgar, China

Wenyue Zhu, Chidong Xu, Xianmei Qian, and Heli Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2531-2537 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.002531


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Abstract

The spatial-temporal distribution of dust aerosol is important in climate model and ecological environment. An observation experiment of the aerosol vertical distribution in the low troposphere was made using the micro-pulse lidar system from Sept. 2008 to Aug. 2009 at the oasis city Kashgar, China, which is near the major dust source area of the Taklimakan desert. The monthly averaged temporal variation of aerosol extinction profiles are given in the paper. The profile of aerosol extinction coefficient suggested that the dust aerosol could be vertically transported from the ground level to the higher altitude of above 5 km around the source region, and the temporal distribution showed that the dust aerosol layer of a few hundred meters thick appeared in the seasons of early spring and summer near the ground surface.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1110) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosols
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar
(290.2200) Scattering : Extinction

ToC Category:
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2012
Published: January 28, 2013

Citation
Wenyue Zhu, Chidong Xu, Xianmei Qian, and Heli Wei, "Statistical analysis of the spatial-temporal distribution of aerosol extinction retrieved by micro-pulse lidar in Kashgar, China," Opt. Express 21, 2531-2537 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-2531


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