Elevated atmospheric boundary layer over the Swiss alps during the August 2003 heat wave

Ioan Balin, Mark Parlange, Bertrand Calpini, Valentin Simeonov, Hubert van den Bergh

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An unusual elevated atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) at altitudes of up to 5000 m was observed, using a combination of elastic and water vapor lidars, during a 10-day period in 2003. There was a persistent stationary anticyclonic regime over Western Europe. The presence of the elevated ABL and nighttime residual layer was confirmed in central Europe with data obtained from regional radiosoundings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-783
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Space Agency - Special Publication
Issue number561
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes

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