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https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1853
https://doi.org/10.5194/egusphere-2024-1853
10 Jul 2024
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Tropospheric Ozone sensing with a differential absorption lidar based on single CO2 Raman cell

Guangqiang Fan, Yibin Fu, Juntao Huo, Yan Xiang, Tianshu Zhang, and Wenqing Liu

Abstract. This study presents the development and performance evaluation of an ozone differential absorption lidar system. The system could effectively obtain vertical profiles of lower tropospheric ozone in an altitude range of 0.3 to 4 km with high spatiotemporal resolutions. The system emits three laser beams at wavelengths of 276 nm, 287 nm, 299 nm by using the stimulated Raman effect of carbon dioxide (CO2). A 250 mm telescope and a grating spectrometer are used to collect and separate the backscattering signals at the three wavelengths. Considering the influences of aerosol interference and statistical error, a wavelength pair of 276 nm–287 nm is used for the altitude below 600 m and a wavelength pair of 287 nm–299 nm is used for the altitude above 600 m to invert ozone concentration. We also evaluated the errors caused by the uncertainty of the wavelength index. The developed ozone lidar was deployed in a field campaign that was conducted to measure the vertical profiles of ozone using a tethered balloon platform. The lidar observations agree very well with those of the tethered balloon platform.

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Guangqiang Fan, Yibin Fu, Juntao Huo, Yan Xiang, Tianshu Zhang, and Wenqing Liu

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Differential absorption lidar is a instrument for determining the spatial and temporal distribution of the ozone. We present an ozone differential absorption lidar system based on the single CO2 Raman cell and the grating spectrometer to detect ozone in both the planetary boundary layer and the free troposphere simultaneously. Many uncertainties including aerosol interference induced errors, and the system errors caused by wavelength index uncertainty are conducted a more thorough investigation.