PBL – Planetary Boundary Layer

Atmospheric observations at the surface and at the boundary layer strongly impact the accuracy of aviation forecasts

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Planetary Boundary Layer

LIDARs with high spatial and temporal resolution can monitor and sense the PBL with tremendous detail using aerosols as tracers

PBL is subject to direct earth-atmosphere influence because of its proximity to the surface of the earth


Surface friction, terrain, and solar heating all influence, to various degrees, the part of the atmosphere closest to the surface, leading to mechanical turbulence, convective activity and variation in wind direction and speed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


In this layer physical quantities such as flow velocity, temperature, and moisture display rapid fluctuations (turbulence) and vertical mixing is strong


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LIDAR presents advantages over the more traditional use of radiosondes to retrieve PBL height, advantages that include LIDAR high temporal frequency and vertical spatial coverage, continuous operation and in a nearly automated way

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