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A world-wide comparison of aerosol data
Author(s): Alexander M. J. van Eijk; Jacques Piazzola; Suzanne van Zuijlen; Leo Cohen; Marcel Moerman; Tathy Missamou; Gilles Tedeschi; Karin Stein
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Paper Abstract

A comparison of aerosol data acquired at five different sites around the globe is presented. All data has been acquired with the same instrumentation and representative size distributions for marine air masses at 10 m/s wind speed have been selected for comparison. Differences in the concentrations of larger and smaller aerosols at the various sites are explained in terms of fetch, trade winds, shielding, pollution, seawater temperature and phytoplankton bloom. The differences in size distribution induce significant differences in the extinction coefficients from the VIS to the LWIR at the various sites. Consequently, the transmission over a specific range also varies significantly. This suggests that a detailed analysis of the conditions at each site is necessary in order to understand the exact aerosol behavior and to correctly predict electro-optical propagation effects due to aerosols.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10002, Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIX, 1000202 (19 October 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2240843
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Alexander M. J. van Eijk, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France)
Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)
Jacques Piazzola, Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie, Univ. du Sud Toulon-Var (France)
Suzanne van Zuijlen, Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie, Univ. du Sud Toulon-Var (France)
Leo Cohen, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Marcel Moerman, TNO Defence, Security and Safety (Netherlands)
Tathy Missamou, Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie, Univ. du Sud Toulon-Var (France)
Gilles Tedeschi, Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie, Univ. du Sud Toulon-Var (France)
Karin Stein, Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10002:
Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XIX
Karin U. Stein; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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