Results of temperature profiles measurements in depression and narrow canyon are presented. The canyon is located between ridges Guam-sky and Lagonaksky (the North-West Caucasus). Experiment was held in September 2009 with a new modern device - MTP-5HE microwave temperature profiler. This instrument provides for continuous measurements of atmospheric temperature profiles under any weather conditions up to 1000 m from the ground surface. Data on diurnal temperature distribution at different heights in mountain terrain were obtained. Characteristics of temperature inversions were calculated. Analysis of potential capabilities of the us of microwave temperature profilers for atmospheric thermal stratification studying in canyons and ravines were made. The obtained data can be used for pollution transfer models in mountains and local weather forecasting.
atmospheric boundary layer, microwave temperature profiler, mountains meteorology