Journal : Acta Geophysica
Article : Water vapour mixing ratio profiles over Hornsund, Arctic. Intercomparison of lidar and AIRS results

Authors :
Belegante, L
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Nicola, D
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,,
Nemuc, A
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Talianu, C
National Institute of R&D for Optoelectronics, Magurele, Ilfov, Romania,
Derognat, C
ARIA Technologies SA, Boulogne Billancourt, France,
Bloch, M.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,,
Karasiński, G.
Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warszawa, Poland,
Abstract : Since October 2009, a ground-based Raman lidar system has been deployed to perform a regular, night-time, vertical sounding of a water vapour content in the lower and middle troposphere above Polish Polar Station at Hornsund (77.00°N, 15.55°E, 10 m a.s.l.) in the Arctic. The water vapour mixing ratio profiles were obtained for the atmosphere up to 6 km altitude, based on analysis of inelastic Raman backscattering signals from nitrogen molecules (at 387 nm) and water vapour particles (at 407 nm), calibrated with the data from a local Vaisala’s automatic meteorological station. The results obtained for winter seasons in the years 2009-2012 are in a good general agreement with the results obtained from the atmospheric infrared sounder (AIRS) on the Aqua satellite.

Keywords : para wodna, proporcje mieszania, lidar ramanowski, Arctic, teledetekcja, AIRS, water vapour, mixing ratio, Raman lidar, Arctic, remote sensing, AIRS,
Publishing house : Instytut Geofizyki PAN
Publication date : 2014
Number : Vol. 62, no. 2
Page : 290 – 301

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Qute : Belegante, L ,Nicola, D ,Nemuc, A ,Talianu, C ,Derognat, C ,Bloch, M. ,Karasiński, G. ,Karasiński, G. , Water vapour mixing ratio profiles over Hornsund, Arctic. Intercomparison of lidar and AIRS results. Acta Geophysica Vol. 62, no. 2/2014