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Boundary-Layer Meteorology

, Volume 63, Issue 1–2, pp 39–64 | Cite as

Derivation of water vapor fluxes from Lidar measurements

  • W. E. Eichinger
  • D. I. Cooper
  • D. B. Holtkamp
  • R. R. KarlJr.
  • C. R. Quick
  • J. J. Tiee
Article

Abstract

Two techniques are described by which the flux of water vapor can be derived from concentration measurements made by a Raman-Lidar. Monin-Obukhov similarity theory and dissipation techniques are used as the basis for these methods. The resulting fluxes are compared to fluxes from standard point instruments. The techniques described are appropriate for measuring the flux of any scalar quantity using Lidar measurements in the inner region of the boundary layer.

Keywords

Boundary Layer Water Vapor Lidar Concentration Measurement Similarity Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. E. Eichinger
    • 1
  • D. I. Cooper
    • 1
  • D. B. Holtkamp
    • 1
  • R. R. KarlJr.
    • 1
  • C. R. Quick
    • 1
  • J. J. Tiee
    • 1
  1. 1.Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosUSA

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