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Intercomparison of LITE tropospheric aerosol retrievals with a regional aerosol climate model
Author(s): Raymond M. Hoff; A. Vandermeer; L. Spacek; J. P. Blanchet; C. Ro; R. Vet; P. Liu; S.-L. Gong; U. Lohmann; L. A. Barrie
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Paper Abstract

Using data from the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE), the authors examine the ability to detect urban and regional scale pollution signatures from space. LITE showed that over 50 urban areas could be detected worldwide and that one case off Taiwan could be quantitatively studied to estimate the mass flux of sulphate aerosol from the island. These results are now being used in a regional aerosol climate model, NARCM, to predict the aerosol budget in the northern hemisphere. Comparisons of LITE aerosol retrievals and the NARCM predictions are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 August 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3504, Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, (19 August 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.319576
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Raymond M. Hoff, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada) and York Univ. (United States)
A. Vandermeer, York Univ. (Canada)
L. Spacek, Univ. of Quebec/Montreal (Canada)
J. P. Blanchet, Univ. of Quebec/Montreal (Canada)
C. Ro, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
R. Vet, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
P. Liu, Atmospheric Aerosol Research, Inc. (Canada)
S.-L. Gong, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)
U. Lohmann, Dalhousie Univ. (Canada)
L. A. Barrie, Atmospheric Environment Service (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3504:
Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring
Upendra N. Singh; Huanling Hu; Gengchen Wang, Editor(s)

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