Dust mass concentrations from the UK volcanic ash lidar network compared with in-situ aircraft measurements
Univeristy of Exeter, UK,
2 Met Office, UK
Published online: 13 April 2018
The Met Office has recently established a series of 10 lidar / sun-photometer installations across the UK, consolidating their ash / aerosol remote sensing capabilities . In addition to this network, the Met Office have acquired the Civil Contingency Aircraft (MOCCA) which allows airborne in-situ measurements of ash / aerosol scattering and size-distributions. Two case studies are presented in which mass concentrations of Saharan dust are obtained remotely using lidar returns, and are then compared with those obtained in-situ. A thorough analysis of the mass concentration uncertainty will be provided at the conference.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2018
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