Deployment of the REAL to CHATS was funded by the 2007 NCAR Director’s Opportunity Fund. Dr. Scott Spuler and Mr. Bruce Morley made the lidar unattended and remotely controllable. NCAR EOL staff assisted with its deployment. Analysis of data and preparation of this manuscript was supported by NSF’s Physical and Dynamic Meteorology program under Grant 0924407. Dr. George Bryan (NCAR) and two anonymous reviewers provided very helpful suggestions.
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The vertical tower at CHATS was located approximately 100 m north of the structure that supported horizontal arrays of in situ sensors.
Evidence of the fronts does not appear in sodar-radio acoustic sounding system (RASS) observations that were collected nearby.
Outer boundary layer or outer mixed layer (ML) refers to the deeper and less dense air mass.
The barometer recorded pressure to the nearest 0.1 hPa at 1 Hz.