Articles | Volume 10, issue 4
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1609–1622, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1609-2017
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 10, 1609–1622, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-10-1609-2017

Research article 26 Apr 2017

Research article | 26 Apr 2017

Comparison of aerosol lidar retrieval methods for boundary layer height detection using ceilometer aerosol backscatter data

Vanessa Caicedo et al.

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Three methods for estimating the boundary layer height using aerosol backscatter measurements are evaluated here. Radiosonde profiles are used to evaluate aerosol-backscatter-derived boundary layer heights. Overall good agreement between radiosonde and all aerosol-derived boundary layer heights was found, and specific limitations to each method are discussed. A recommended method is given for future aerosol backscatter retrieval of the boundary layer height.