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In situ measurements and modeling of aerosol extinction in remote and polluted atmospheres
Author(s): Patricia K. Quinn; Timothy S. Bates; Ellsworth J. Welton
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Paper Abstract

The NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory's aerosol research program is focused on the impact of atmospheric particulates on climate and air quality. Our approach is to characterize relevant aerosol chemical, physical, and optical properties using a combination of in situ and remote instrumentation and optical models. The resulting data base includes long term measurements from northern hemisphere aerosol monitoring stations operated by NOAA and short term measurements from international intensive aerosol experiments. The data provide information on spatial and temporal means and variability in aerosol properties and on aerosol formation and transformation processes in the boundary layer. To demonstrate our in situ measurement and modeling capabilities, results are presented here from ACE Asia, an experiment we participated in during the spring of 2001.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5086, Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII, (21 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503138
Show Author Affiliations
Patricia K. Quinn, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Timothy S. Bates, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (United States)
Ellsworth J. Welton, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5086:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications VIII
Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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