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Aerosol higroscopicity evaluation in urban atmospheres with LIDAR technique

Grant number: 09/16001-0
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: April 01, 2010 - March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Geosciences - Meteorology
Principal Investigator:Eduardo Landulfo
Grantee:Eduardo Landulfo
Home Institution: Instituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares (IPEN). Secretaria de Desenvolvimento Econômico (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

We aim to evaluate the higroscopicity effect in aerosols from backscattering and water vapor mixing ratio with the LIDAR and LIDAR Raman techniques, thus be able to estimate the direct and inderect effects of aerosols when humidity is present in urban atmospheres where high mixing and concetrations of aerosols are present. (AU)