Estimating the planetary boundary layer height from radiosonde and doppler lidar measurements in the city of São Paulo - Brazil
CLA, IPEN/CNEN, Center for Lasers and Applications, Brazil
2 University of São Paulo, IAG, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Micrometeorology Group, Brazil
Published online: 13 April 2018
This study aims to compare the planetary boundary layer height (PBLH) values estimated by radiosonde data through the bulk Richardson number (BRN) method and by Doppler lidar measurements through the Carrier to Noise Ratio (CNR) method, which corresponds to the maximum of the variance of CNR profile. The measurement campaign was carried during the summer of 2015/2016 in the city of São Paulo. Despite the conceptual difference between these methods, the results show great agreement between them.
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