Development and Evaluation of a Long‐Term Data Record of Planetary Boundary Layer Profiles From Aircraft Meteorological Reports

  title={Development and Evaluation of a Long‐Term Data Record of Planetary Boundary Layer Profiles From Aircraft Meteorological Reports},
  author={Yuanjie Zhang and Dan Li and Zekun Lin and Joseph A. Santanello and Zhiqiu Gao},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres},
  pages={2008 - 2030}
High‐quality measurements of planetary boundary layer (PBL) profiles are important for advancing our understanding of land‐atmosphere coupling and PBL processes and improving the predictive capability of numerical models. Now with more than 10 years of observations from Aircraft Meteorological Data Reports (AMDAR), a decade‐long (from 2007 to 2016) data record of hourly PBL profiles is developed over 54 U.S. airports. Comparisons between the derived hourly profiles and nearby radiosonde data… 

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