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Remote sensing of aerosols optical depth in Saharan dust episodes for the Canary Islands
Author(s): F. J. Exposito; J. P. Diaz; M. Arbelo; Felix Herrera; Juan C. Perez; A. Diaz
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Paper Abstract

In this work we study the complete evolution of an episode of Saharan dust invasion over Canary Island. To describe adequately this phenomena two magnitudes are calculated from NOAA-AVHRR satellite data: aerosols optical depth (AOD) in the channel 1 and the ratio channel 1-channel 2 (R12) which gives us rough information about the aerosols size distribution. The aerosols optical depth, calculated to 500 nm with a ground based sunphotometer, situated above the inversion layer is used too.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 December 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2582, Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II, (15 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228550
Show Author Affiliations
F. J. Exposito, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
J. P. Diaz, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
M. Arbelo, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
Felix Herrera, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
Juan C. Perez, Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (Spain)
A. Diaz, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2582:
Atmospheric Sensing and Modeling II
Richard P. Santer, Editor(s)

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