Articles | Volume 15, issue 16
Research article
22 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 22 Aug 2022

Comparison of planetary boundary layer height from ceilometer with ARM radiosonde data

Damao Zhang, Jennifer Comstock, and Victor Morris

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The planetary boundary layer is the lowest part of the atmosphere. Its structure and depth (PBLHT) significantly impact air quality, global climate, land–atmosphere interactions, and a wide range of atmospheric processes. To test the robustness of the ceilometer-estimated PBLHT under different atmospheric conditions, we compared ceilometer- and radiosonde-estimated PBLHTs using multiple years of U.S. DOE ARM measurements at various ARM observatories located around the world.