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

Mariana Adam, John M. Ondov, Marc B. Parlange

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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 a10-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 radio soundings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReviewed and Revised Papers Presented at the 22nd International Laser Radar Conference (ILRC 2004)
EditorsGelsomina Pappalardo, Aldo Amodeo
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9290928727
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Laser Radar Conference 2004 - Matera, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 200416 Jul 2004
Conference number: 22nd

Publication series

NameESA - SP
PublisherEuropean Space Agency
ISSN (Print)0379-6566


ConferenceInternational Laser Radar Conference 2004
Abbreviated titleILRC 2004

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