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Three-wavelength sun photometer for aerosol characterization
Author(s): Jorge O. Tocho; Carmen Esteban; Amilcar Fasulo; Edmundo J. Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

A three-wavelength sun-photometer was designed and built. The attenuation of direct solar light, at wavelengths of 0.38 micrometers , 0.50 micrometers and 1.00 micrometers were measured. Silicon photodiodes and interference filters of 10 nm FWHM were used. Aerosols were characterized by angstrom's turbidity formula in terms of coefficients (alpha) and (Beta) and by Moon's model in terms of the precipitable water content, w, and the amount of dust particles per unit volume, d. Aerosol attenuation was calculated from the slope of Langley's plots. Several measurements were performed in the city of San Luis during summer and autumn seasons of 1996. Results corresponded to a very clean atmosphere. Weather was extremely dry during most of measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 October 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2830, Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research II, (31 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.256133
Show Author Affiliations
Jorge O. Tocho, Univ. Nacional de La Plata and Centro de Investigaciones Opticas (Argentina)
Carmen Esteban, Univ. Nacional de San Luis (Argentina)
Amilcar Fasulo, Univ. Nacional de San Luis (Argentina)
Edmundo J. Rodriguez, Centro de Investigaciones Opticas (Argentina)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2830:
Optical Spectroscopic Techniques and Instrumentation for Atmospheric and Space Research II
Paul B. Hays; Jinxue Wang, Editor(s)

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