REAL Observations of Aerosol Plumes

The following animation shows the release of particulate matter from a point source located 5 km range from the lidar. The atmospheric boundary layer was stable during this time resulting in a relatively narrow aerosol plume kilometers downwind from its source. The left panel shows the range-corrected aerosol backscatter and the right panel is the same data after high-pass median filtering in the radial dimension. The animation is composed of 148 frames over the course of 43 minutes.

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