Abstract

12-year LIDAR observations of tropospheric aerosol vertical distribution using a Mie scattering LIDAR in Hefei (31.9°N, 117.2°E) from 1998 to 2009 are presented and analyzed in this paper. Characters of temporal variation and vertical distribution of tropospheric aerosol over Hefei are summarized from the LIDAR measurements. The impacts of natural source and human activities on the aerosol vertical distribution over Hefei could be seen clearly. Dust particles from the north in spring could affect the aerosol distributions below about 12 km over Hefei, and aerosol scale height in April reaches 2.29±0.68 km. Both LIDAR measurements and surface visibility imply that aerosols in the lower troposphere have been increasing since about 2005.

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J. Bosenberg and R. Hoff, “Plan for the implementation ofthe GAW aerosol LIDAR observation network GALION,”GAW 178 (2007).

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[CrossRef]

B. Liu, Z. Zhong, and J. Zhou, “Development of a Miescattering LIDAR system for measuring whole troposphericaerosol,” J. Opt A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 828-832 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

J. Zhou, D. Liu, G. Yue, F. Qi, and A. Fan, “Verticaldistribution and temporal variation of Asian dust observedover Hefei, China by using a LIDAR,” J. Korean Phys.Soc. 49, 320-326 (2006).

2003 (1)

D. M. Winker, J. Pelon, and M. P. McCormick, “TheCALIPSO mission: spaceborne LIDAR for observation ofaerosol and clouds,” Proc. SPIE 4893, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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J. Zhou, G. Yu, C. Jin, F. Qi, D. Liu, H. Hu, Z. Gong, G.Shi, T. Nakajima, and T. Takamura, “LIDAR observationof Asian dust over Hefei, China, in spring 2000,” J.Geophys. Res. 107, 4252-4259 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Appl. Opt. (4)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. Wu, Z. Wang, B. Wang, J. Zhou, and Y. Wang, “CALIPSOvalidation using ground-based LIDAR in Hefei (31.9°N,117.2°E), China,” Appl. Phys. B 102, 185-195 (2011).
[CrossRef]

GAW (1)

J. Bosenberg and R. Hoff, “Plan for the implementation ofthe GAW aerosol LIDAR observation network GALION,”GAW 178 (2007).

J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. (1)

E. J. E. Welton and J. R. Campbell, “Notes and correspondencemicropulse LIDAR signals: uncertainty analysis,”J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol. 19, 2089-2094 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Geophys. Res. (3)

T. Nakajima, S. Yoon, V. Ramanathan, G. Shi, T. Takemura,A. Higurashi, T. Takamura, K. Aoki, B. Sohn, S. Kim, H.Tsuruta, N. Sugimoto, A. Shimizu, H. Tanimoto, Y. Sawa,N. Lin, C. Lee, D. Goto, and N. Schutgens, “Overview ofthe atmospheric brown cloud east asian regional experiment 2005 and a study of the aerosol direct radiative forcing inEast Asia,” J. Geophys. Res. 112, D24S91, doi:10.1029/2007JD009009 (2007).
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[CrossRef]

J. Opt A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

B. Liu, Z. Zhong, and J. Zhou, “Development of a Miescattering LIDAR system for measuring whole troposphericaerosol,” J. Opt A: Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 828-832 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Journal of the Korean Physical Society (1)

J. Zhou, D. Liu, G. Yue, F. Qi, and A. Fan, “Verticaldistribution and temporal variation of Asian dust observedover Hefei, China by using a LIDAR,” J. Korean Phys.Soc. 49, 320-326 (2006).

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. M. Winker, J. Pelon, and M. P. McCormick, “TheCALIPSO mission: spaceborne LIDAR for observation ofaerosol and clouds,” Proc. SPIE 4893, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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