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Comparison between Turbulent Lidar Data and Meteorological Measurements

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The turbulence parameters received with the use of a lidar are compared with the parameters derived from the average values of wind speed and air temperature in the surface atmospheric layer. The structural constant of the air refractive index \(C_{n}^{2}\) is retrieved from the ratio of the turbulent lidar returns in the surface air layer when working along a slightly slanted sounding path. A technique for determining the kinetic energy dissipation rate from lidar data is tested.

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The author is grateful to the Laboratory of Atmosphere Composition Climatology, V.E. Zuev Institute of Atmospheric Optics, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, for meteorological information of the measuring complex of IAO SB RAS.


The work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation (project no. 075-15-2021-934).

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Razenkov, I.A. Comparison between Turbulent Lidar Data and Meteorological Measurements. Atmos Ocean Opt 35, 501–508 (2022).

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