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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: John L. Carlsten.en
dc.contributor.authorCasey, Erin Michelle.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:38:59Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:38:59Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/1050
dc.description.abstractThe current largest unknown variable in global climate models is the effect of aerosols directly and indirectly on radiative forcing. This thesis continues the work of characterizing this effect through the study of aerosols by the use of lidar. A micro-pulsed lidar was designed, fabricated and incorporated into a set of instruments for atmospheric studies at Montana State University. The data collected up to this point shows the usefulness of employing such a system in conjunction with other remote sensing instruments as well as in-situ instruments. This is shown by the retrieval of aerosol backscatter and extinction coefficients as well as lapse rates and atmospheric boundary layer heights.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Letters & Scienceen
dc.subject.lcshOptical radar.en
dc.subject.lcshTroposphere.en
dc.subject.lcshBoundary layer (Meteorology).en
dc.subject.lcshRadiative forcing.en
dc.titleA micro-pulsed LIDAR for the study of the lower troposphere and atmospheric boundary layer
dc.typeThesis
dc.rights.holderCopyright Erin Michelle Casey 2012en
thesis.catalog.ckey1943850en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Kevin S. Repasky; Wm. Randall Babbitten
thesis.degree.departmentPhysics.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMSen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage92en
mus.identifier.categoryPhysics & Mathematics
mus.relation.departmentPhysics.en_US
mus.relation.universityMontana State University - Bozemanen_US


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