Articles | Volume 11, issue 6
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3829–3849, 2018

Special issue: Atmospheric emissions from oil sands development and their...

Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 3829–3849, 2018

Research article 28 Jun 2018

Research article | 28 Jun 2018

Airborne lidar measurements of aerosol and ozone above the Canadian oil sands region

Monika Aggarwal et al.

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Aircraft-based laser remote sensing measurements of atmospheric aerosol and ozone were conducted to study air pollution from the oil sands extraction industry in northern Alberta. The ozone mixing ratio measured in the polluted boundary layer air was equal to or less than the background ozone mixing ratio. The lidar measurements detected a layer of forest fire smoke above the surface boundary layer in which the measured ozone mixing ratio was substantially greater than the background amount.