EMS Annual Meeting Abstracts
Vol. 18, EMS2021-24, 2021, updated on 18 Jun 2021
EMS Annual Meeting 2021
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Boundary Layer Height Estimated and dynamic parameter comparison  using Radiosounding Observations around globe at mid-latitude region.

Donato Summa1,2, Fabio Madonna1, Noemi Franco2, Paolo Di Girolamo2, Benedetto De Rosa1,2, Yuanzu Wang1,3, and Marco Rosoldi1
Donato Summa et al.
  • 1CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, IMAA- Istituto di Metodologie per Analisi Ambientali, Tito, Italy (donato.summa@imaa.cnr.it)
  • 2Università degli studi della Basilicata Potenza - Italy
  • 3School of Earth and Space Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China

The exchange processes between the Earth and the atmosphere play a crucial role in the development of the Planetary Boundary Layer (PBL). Vertical profiles of atmospheric thermodynamic variables, i.e. temperature and humidity, or wind speed, clouds and aerosols can be used as proxy to retrieve the PBL height and other dynamic variables  at different vertical and temporal resolutions. [1].The present work aims to correlate the PBL height variability  with other factors determining or interacting with the PBL, such as the mixing-ratio and CAPE . The study is focused on the mid-latitudes observations ( 30 ° N and 50 ° N). Radiosounding profiles from the Integrated Global Radiosounding Archive (IGRA) are used to estimate the PBL height, while the European Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) Re-Analysis v5 (ERA5) and the GCOS Reference Upper-Air Network (GRUAN) Lindenberg station radiosounding data are used as intercomparison datasets for the study uncertainties in the trend analysis. [2][3][4].

The results of these comparisons will be summarized and discussed at the conference.


[1] Summa, D.; Di Girolamo, P.; Stelitano, D.; Cacciani, M. Characterization of the planetary boundary layer height and structure by Raman lidar: Comparison of different approaches. Atmos. Meas. Tech. 2013, 6, 3515–3525.

[2] Madonna F., Summa D., Di Girolamo P., Marra F. ,Wang Y. and Rosoldi  M. Assessment of Trends and Uncertainties in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer Height Estimated Using Radiosounding Observations over Europe Atmosphere 2021, 12, 301. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12030301.

[3] Sy, S.; Madonna, F.; Rosoldi, M.; Tramutola, E.; Gagliardi, S.; Proto, M.; Pappalardo, G. Sensitivity of trends to estimation methods and quantification of subsampling effects in global radiosounding temperature and humidity time series. Int. J. Climatol. 2020, 41.

[4] Seidel, D.J.; Ao, C.O.; Li, K. Estimating climatological planetary boundary layer heights from radiosonde observations: Comparison of methods and uncertainty analysis. J. Geophys. Res. Space Phys. 2010, 115, 16113.

How to cite: Summa, D., Madonna, F., Franco, N., Di Girolamo, P., De Rosa, B., Wang, Y., and Rosoldi, M.: Boundary Layer Height Estimated and dynamic parameter comparison  using Radiosounding Observations around globe at mid-latitude region., EMS Annual Meeting 2021, online, 6–10 Sep 2021, EMS2021-24, https://doi.org/10.5194/ems2021-24, 2021.

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