Lidar measurements were performed in the
framework of the EARLINET and SPALINET networks
during the eruption of Eyjafjalla volcano (Iceland) since 14
April 2010. The profiles of the aerosol optical properties,
namely backscatter and extinction coefficients, lidar ratio and
Angström exponent, show the presence of volcanic aerosol
layers over all SPALINET stations since 5 May. The volcanic
particles were monitored both within the planetary boundary
layer and in decoupled layers up to 8 km agl over the Iberian
Peninsula. This is the first time that the spatial and temporal
distributions of volcanic aerosols have been studied with active
remote sensing techniques over the Iberian Peninsula.
CitationGuerrero Rascado, J. [et al.]. Monitoring of the Eyjafjalla volcanic plume at four lidar stations over the Iberian Peninsula: 6 to 8 May 2010. A: IV Reunión Española de Ciencia y Tecnología de Aerosoles. "IV Reunión Española de Ciencia y Tecnología de Aerosoles". 2010, p. 15.
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