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Surface-based Remote Sensing of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer

Series: Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences Library Volume: 40

By: Stefan Emeis

210 pages, 78 b/w & col illus


Hardback | Sep 2010 | #189111 | ISBN-13: 9789048193394
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) research. It focuses on experimental ABL research, rather than from a theoretical or fluid dynamics point of view, and it discusses such new subjects as micro-rain radars and the use of ceilometers for ABL profiling.


1. Introduction.- 2. Analytical description and vertical structure of the ABL.- 3. Basic principles of surface-based remote sensing.- RADAR.- SODAR.- RASS.- LIDAR.- Radiometers.- 4. Applications.- Vertical layering of the ABL.- Vertical profiles of atmospheric variables.- Vertical flux profiles.- Regional and local flow systems.- Conclusions on the applicability of ground-based remote sensing for ABL research and monitoring.- 5. Outlook.- Appendix: History of ISARS conferences.- Glossary.- Index.

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Prof. Dr. Stefan Emeis is a meteorologist and has been working in his profession for more than 30 years. His main topics are measuring and modelling wind profiles, turbulence, and the stratification of the atmospheric boundary layer.

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