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The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) along 95°W in the eastern equatorial Pacific during boreal autumn is described using data from the East Pacific Investigation of Climate (EPIC) 2001, with an emphasis on the evolution of the thermodynamic ABL properties from the cold tongue to the cold-advection region north of the sea surface temperature (SST) front.(More)
Effective monitoring of the atmosphere for potentially hazardous aerosol plumes in urban areas requires a lidar that produces high signal-to-noise backscatter returns, fine spatial resolution, rapid updates, eye-safety at all ranges, and long-range operation. A scanning elastic backscatter lidar with high pulse energy that meets these requirements was(More)
Since the last ILRC, NCAR's Raman-shifted Eye-safe Aerosol Lidar (REAL) has been upgraded to feature backscatter polarization sensitivity and it has been deployed in several field experiments. This paper describes the hardware improvements implemented to enable the polarization capability and observations of various types of aerosol plumes released on a(More)
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