Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4261–4276, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4261-2019
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 12, 4261–4276, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-12-4261-2019

Research article 07 Aug 2019

Research article | 07 Aug 2019

Analyzing the atmospheric boundary layer using high-order moments obtained from multiwavelength lidar data: impact of wavelength choice

Gregori de Arruda Moreira et al.

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In this paper, we present a comparative analysis of the use of lidar-backscattered signals at three wavelengths (355, 532 and 1064 nm) to study the ABL by investigating high-order moments, which gives us information about the ABL height (derived using the variance method), aerosol layer movements (skewness) and mixing conditions (kurtosis) at several heights.