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The measuring of aerosol optical depth by sun photometer of SPM in the region of the Lower Volga
Author(s): K. M. Firsov; D. M. Kabanov; E. V. Bobrov; I. I. Klitochenko; O. A. Beshta
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Paper Abstract

We had been conducting the results of surface spectroscopy of radiometric measurements of aerosol and water vapor in the atmosphere of Volgograd for period since July 2011 for September 2013, applying a SPM photometer. Volgograd is a city in the southeast of the European part of Russia, the administrative center of the Volgograd region. It's located in latitude 48.42 N, longitude 44.28 Е and altitude 156 meters above sea level. Spectral aerosol optical depth, the Angstrom wavelength exponent and general water vapor content were computed with the help of the data having been written on sun photometer through the direct measuring of sun radiance. The mean values of aerosol optical depth at 0.440 μm, water vapor the atmospheric column and the Angstrom wavelength exponent during the indicated period of time were computed to be 0.20 ± 0.12, 1.97 ±0.67 g/cm2 and 1.58 ± 0.71 accordingly. The maximal and minimal values of aerosol optical depth were recorded in August 2013 and in July 2013. The general water vapor content in the vertical atmospheric column was recorded in August 2013 and in November 2012). Using the method of the least squares the Angstrom exponent in the spectral measurements from 0.440 to 0.870 μm was computed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9292, 20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics, 92922V (25 November 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2074886
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K. M. Firsov, Volgograd State Univ. (Russian Federation)
D. M. Kabanov, Volgograd State Univ. (Russian Federation)
E. V. Bobrov, Volgograd State Univ. (Russian Federation)
I. I. Klitochenko, Volgograd State Univ. (Russian Federation)
O. A. Beshta, Volgograd State Univ. (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9292:
20th International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics: Atmospheric Physics
Oleg A. Romanovskii, Editor(s)

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