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Correlation between ground-based aerosol optical depth and TOMS aerosol index: a comparison between measurements and MODTRAN simulations
Author(s): Giulia Pavese; Francesco Esposito; Carmine Serio
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Paper Abstract

A comparison between simulated data and measurements performed by means of a spectroradiometer has been done. We searched a correlation between Aerosol Optical Depth, measured the over a wide spectral range, and TOMS Aerosol Index, which is satellite retrieved. This comparison has been done for both desertic aerosol (measurements taken in Namibia, 1998) and rural aerosol (measurements realized in Southern Italy, 2000 and 2001). At the same time, the simulation code MODTRAN has been used, in order to obtain both synthetic Aerosol Optical Depth and Aerosol Index. Finally, we compared measured and simulated correlation, finding, a good agreement for desertic aerosol.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 January 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4539, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI, (31 January 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.454456
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Giulia Pavese, Istituto di Metodologie Avanzate di Analiste Ambientale/CNR (Italy)
Francesco Esposito, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
Carmine Serio, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4539:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere VI
Klaus Schaefer; Olga Lado-Bordowsky; Adolfo Comeron; Michel R. Carleer; Janet S. Fender, Editor(s)

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