Lidar study of aerosol turbulence characteristics in the troposphere: Kolmogorov and non-Kolmogorov turbulence

Arkadi Zilberman, Ephim Golbraikh, Norman S. Kopeika, Alexander Virtser, Igor Kupershmidt, Yuri Shtemler

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Abstract

Results of experimental lidar studies of the behavior of spectral parameters of aerosol fluctuations at different tropospheric altitudes (2-7 km) above Beer-Sheva (Israel) are discussed. As follows from experimental data, the form of correlation function depends on the altitude and is not universal for all scales. Experimental results well agree with those of similar experiments performed in the lower troposphere and described by [Balin, Yu, S., Belen'kiy, M.S., Mironov, V.L., Samokhvalov, I.V., Safonova, N.V., Resenkov, I.A., 1986. Lidar Investigations of the aerosol inhomogeneities in the Atmosphere. Atm. and Ocean Opt., 22, 1060-1064.]. They indicate that passive scalar turbulence behavior above the atmospheric boundary layer is more diverse than that described within the framework of Obukhov-Kolmogorov modeling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-77
Number of pages12
JournalAtmospheric Research
Volume88
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2008

Keywords

  • Lidar
  • Passive scalar
  • Turbulence spectrum

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