lidar trailers on site

foreground: OPAL lidar trailer and
background: mini-MOPA lidar trailer

Southern Oxidant Study (SOS)

Nashville, Tennessee, June - July 1999

The Southern Oxidant Study (SOS) 1999 Nashville study continued the research of the SOS to provide a sound scientific foundation for pollution regulation and mitigation in the Southeastern United States. This campaign is intended to provide a better understanding of the basic chemical meteorological and transport processes that determine ozone and fine particle distributions and assist policymakers in devising optimal management strategies.

The CSD Atmospheric Remote Sensing research group contributed to this study by operating ground-based and airborne lidars which characterize the spatial distribution, time evolution and transport of ozone and aerosols. Participating lidar instruments were the Mini-MOPA CO2 Doppler Lidar, the Ozone Profiling Atmospheric Lidar (OPAL), and the Airborne Excimer Ozone DIAL (ABDIAL).

Operations

References

Alvarez II, R.J., C.J. Senff, R.M. Hardesty, D.D. Parrish, W.T. Luke, T.B. Watson, P.H. Daum, and N. Gillani, 1998: Comparisons of airborne lidar measurements of ozone with airborne in situ measurements during the 1995 Southern Oxidants Study, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/98JD02745.

Banta, R.M., C.J. Senff, A.B. White, M. Trainer, R.T. McNider, R.J. Valente, S.D. Mayor, R.J. Alvarez, R.M. Hardesty, D. Parrish, and F.C. Fehsenfeld, 1998: Daytime buildup and nighttime transport of urban ozone in the boundary layer during a stagnation episode, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/98JD01020.

Senff, C.J., R.M. Hardesty, R.J. Alvarez II, and S.D. Mayor, 1998: Airborne lidar characterization of power plant plumes during the 1995 Southern Oxidants Study, J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/98JD02625.

A. B. White, C. J. Senff, R. M. Banta, 1999: A Comparison of Mixing Depths Observed by Ground-Based Wind Profilers and an Airborne Lidar, J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., doi:10.1175/1520-0426(1999)016<0584:ACOMDO>2.0.CO;2.