Vol. 13, issue 06-07, article # 14

pdf Balin Yu. S., Ershov A. D. Lidar investigations of the vertical structure of aerosol fields in the atmosphere in the Lake Baikal basin. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2000. V. 13. No. 06-07. P. 586-591.
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In this paper we present the results of investigations into the structure of vertical profiles of the scattering coefficient in the atmospheric boundary layer over Lake Baikal. In our analysis we used the data obtained with a lidar during the field campaign on round the clock observations of the atmosphere over Lake Baikal in summer of 1998. It was found that aerosol fields over Lake Baikal have a rather complicated structure that is caused by peculiar features of the air mass circulation in a mountain valley. The estimates of the vertical size of circulation cells gave their lower boundary to be at about 300 m height while the upper one being at 1000 to 1300 m above the surface.