Improved retrieval of cloud base heights from ceilometer using a nonstandard instrument method

Cloud-base height (CBH) is a basic cloud parameter but has not been measured accurately, especially under polluted conditions due to the interference of aerosol. Taking advantage of a comprehensive field experiment in northern China in which a variety of advanced cloud probing instruments were operated, different methods of detecting CBH are assessed. The Micro-Pulse Lidar (MPL) and the Vaisala ceilometer (CL51) provided two types of backscattered profiles.

- Yang Wang, Chuanfeng Zhao, Zipeng Dong, Zhanqing Li, Shuzhen Hu, Tianmeng Chen, Fa Tao, Yuzhao Wang


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