Spatial Dependence and Horizontal Interpolation of Ozone Concentrations from Vertical Lidar Measurements in the Aegean Sea
The remote sensing airborne DIAL LIDAR system has been used to measure ozone concentrations in the lower troposphere, to understand the dynamics of pollution from industrial and urban sources. Measurements are taken at regular intervals along a transect to derive vertical profiles, showing the gases and particles distribution. However, vertical profiles display a dimension that does not explain the regional spatial pattern. Some kriging interpolation methods have been explored to work with transect data and produce horizontal profiles of the study area. Results show a general increasing ozone gradient to the East and South. This pattern changes with altitude, and around 2,000 meters ASL develops an opposite gradient.
KeywordsVertical Profile Ozone Concentration Lower Troposphere Horizontal Distribution Kriging Interpolation Method
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