DETERMINATION OF PLANETARY BOUNDARY LAYER HEIGHTS IN THE FOREST AMAZON USING A CEILOMETER
Keywords:Micrometeorology. Cloud base. Remote sensing.
AbstractThis study aimed to determine the average maximum height of the planetary boundary layer (PBL) through data obtained by ceilometer in the Amazon rainforest region. Used data used are from the GoAmazon Project located next to the Manacapuru municipality in the state of Amazon. Data obtained by the ceilometer for PBL height to 45 days of being analyzed rainy season (IOP1) and 45 days of drought station (IOP2) both in the year 2014. It was found that the ceilometer presented data consistent with that expected for the region. The maximum recorded were 1.245 (IOP1) and 1.685 (IOP2), it was observed that the erosion of the CLN was slower in IOP1. While the transition from CLC for CLN was longer in IOP2. ), it was observed that the erosion of the CLN was slower in IOP1. While the transition from CLC for CLN was longer in IOP2.
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