Determining Planetary Boundary Layer Heights with Ground-Based Lidar and Wind Profiler on Short Spatial and Temporal Scales
The application of covariance wavelet techniques (CWT) on lidar attenuated backscatter and radar wind profiler Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) profiles has been proven to be a useful method to determine the PBL height. One year of observations from a network of three 915-MHz boundary-layer radar wind profilers located in the state of Maryland (Beltsville, Cambridge, and Frostburg) were used to investigate the annual variability of the temporal and spatial distribution of the PBL heights and its correlation to meteorological parameters and conditions.
National Research Council (2009), Observing Weather and Climate from the Ground Up: A Nationwide Network of Networks. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.