'Study of Boundary Layer Turbulence Using Doppler Lidar Measurements' - ATOC 396 Undergraduate Research Project Application Form

Supervisor's Name: Pavlos Kollias

Supervisor's Email: pavlos.kollias [at] mcgill.ca

Supervisor's Phone: 514-398-1500

Supervisor's Website: www.clouds.mcgill.ca

Supervisor's department: Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

Course number: ATOC396 (Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)

Term: Fall 2012-2013

Project start date: Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Project end date: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Project title: Study of Boundary Layer Turbulence Using Doppler Lidar Measurements

Project description: The atmospheric boundary layer plays a critical role in the transport of heat and moisture from the Earth's surface to the free atmosphere above. Turbulent motions are responsible for most of this transport. Here, new observations from a ground-based Doppler lidar located at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) site at the Southern Great Plains (SGP) in Oklahoma are used to describe the diurnal evolution of boundary layer turbulence during clear sky and cloudy conditions.

Prerequisite: 1 term completed at McGill + CGPA of 3.0 or higher; or permission of instructor.

Grading scheme (The final report must be worth at least 50% of final grade): 50% interaction with research supervisor, 50% final written research report.

Project status: This project is taken. The professor has no more '396' projects this term.

How students can apply: N/A; this project is filled.

Ethics, safety, and training: Supervisors are responsible for the ethics and safety compliance of undergraduate students. This project involves NEITHER animal subjects, nor human subjects, nor biohazardous substances, nor radioactive materials, nor handling chemicals, nor using lasers.