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Lidar Observations of Mountain Waves During Bora Episodes
Longlong Wang, Marija Bervida, Samo Stanič, Klemen Bergant, William Eichinger, Benedikt Strajnar, 2020, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: Airflows over mountain barriers in the Alpine region may give rise to strong, gusty downslope winds, called Bora. Oscillations, caused by the flow over an orographic barrier, lead to formation of mountain waves. These waves can only rarely be observed visually and can, in general, not be reliably reproduced by numerical models. Using aerosols as tracers for airmass motion, mountain waves were experimentally observed during Bora outbreak in the Vipava valley, Slovenia, on 24-25 January 2019 by two lidar systems: a vertical scanning lidar positioned just below the peak of the lee side of the mountain range and a fixed direction lidar at valley floor, which were set up to retrieve two-dimensional structure of the airflow over the orographic barrier into the valley. Based on the lidar data, we determined the thickness of airmass layer exhibiting downslope motion, observed hydraulic jump phenomena that gave rise to mountain waves and characterized their properties.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: Bora, mountain waves, lidar observations
Published: 08.07.2020; Views: 978; Downloads: 0
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Observations of atmospheric structures in the Vipava valley based on Lidar data
Klemen Bergant, William Eichinger, Samo Stanič, Asta Gregorič, Longlong Wang, Maruška Mole, Marko Vučković, 2016, published scientific conference contribution abstract

Found in: osebi
Keywords: lidar, atmosferske strukture, vremenske razmere
Published: 03.05.2016; Views: 3107; Downloads: 0
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Lidar measurements of Bora wind effects on aerosol loading
Maruška Mole, Longlong Wang, Samo Stanič, Klemen Bergant, William Eichinger, Francisco Ocaña, Benedikt Strajnar, Primož Škraba, Marko Vučković, William Willis, 2017, original scientific article

Abstract: The Vipava valley in Slovenia is well known for the appearance of strong, gusty North-East Bora winds, which occur as a result of air flows over an adjacent orographic barrier. There are three revealing wind directions within the valley which were found to give rise to specific types of atmospheric structures. These structures were investigated using a Mie scattering lidar operating at 1064 nm, which provided high temporal and spatial resolution backscatter data on aerosols, which were used as tracers for atmospheric flows. Wind properties were monitored at the bottom of the valley and at the rim of the barrier using two ultrasonic anemometers. Twelve time periods between February and April 2015 were selected when lidar data was available. The periods were classified according to the wind speed and direction and investigated in terms of appearance of atmospheric structures. In two periods with strong or moderate Bora, periodic atmospheric structures in the lidar data were observed at heights above the mountain barrier and are believed to be Kelvin–Helmholtz waves, induced by wind shear. No temporal correlation was found between these structures and wind gusts at the ground level. The influence of the wind on the height of the planetary boundary layer was studied as well. In periods with low wind speeds, the vertical evolution of the planetary boundary layer was found to be governed by solar radiation and clouds. In periods with strong or moderate Bora wind, convection within the planetary boundary layer was found to be much weaker due to strong turbulence close to the ground, which inhibited mixing through the entire layer.
Found in: osebi
Keywords: Downslope wind Lidar observations Kelvin–Helmholtz waves Bora
Published: 06.01.2017; Views: 3105; Downloads: 0
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Two-wavelength polarization Raman lidar
Longlong Wang, Miha Živec, treatise, preliminary study, study

Abstract: This document presents the configurations, operation, calibration procedures and maintenance instructions for the users of Raman lidar.
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Keywords: Raman lidar, remote sensing, operating manual
Published: 21.05.2020; Views: 1117; Downloads: 0
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