Share Email Print
cover

Journal of Applied Remote Sensing

Study of atmospheric aerosols over the central Himalayan region using a newly developed Mie light detection and ranging system: preliminary results
Author(s): Tarun Bangia; Amitesh Omar; Ram Sagar; Ashish Kumar; Samaresh Bhattacharjee; Arjun Reddy; Prem Kumar Agarwal; Phani Kumar
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $20.00 $25.00

Paper Abstract

A LIDAR system to receive Mie backscattered photons has been developed at the Manora peak, Nainital, India and it is the first of its kind in the central Himalayan region. The system is sensitive to receive backscattered photons from heights up to ∼20 km (above ground level). The atmospheric extinction profiles using Mie LIDAR have been estimated for the first time at this site in January (winter) and March (spring) seasons in three campaigns and maximum values are found to be ∼0.01, 0.03, and 0.08 km−1, respectively. The aerosol optical depth (AOD) values are found to be ∼0.051, 0.098, and 0.233 in three campaigns, respectively, showing enhancement from January (winter) to March (spring) indicating a seasonal variation. AOD values of LIDAR, aerosol robotic network, and moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer were found within the standard deviations. The aerosol loading at the site has increased during the last decade as evident from previous studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 2011
PDF: 13 pages
J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1) 053521 doi: 10.1117/1.3579158
Published in: Journal of Applied Remote Sensing Volume 5, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Tarun Bangia, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Amitesh Omar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Ram Sagar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Ashish Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Samaresh Bhattacharjee, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Arjun Reddy, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)
Prem Kumar Agarwal, Ideal Institute of Management and Technology (India)
Phani Kumar, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (India)


© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top