Lidar Objectives

Gulf / bay / land Breeze
Local: evolution of breezes, effect on vertical structure and pollution, return flow
Regional: penetration of gulf breeze front
Houston Urban Plume
Map out ozone / aerosol distribution over Houston metro area
Meteorological processes affecting location and intensity of ozone/pollution maxima
Vertical Structure and Transport
Vertical layering, fumigation, entrainment, venting, effect ofmixing layer height on pollution
Horizontal Flows and Transport
Redistribution of pollutants at night
Role of land / gulf / bay breeze circulations
Other important mechanisms (low-level jet, etc.)
Role of Point Sources
Power plant plumes, urban point sources
Support other airborne / ground-based efforts