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UV aerosol optical properties at three US sites
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Paper Abstract

Aerosol amount (AOD) and optical properties single scattering albedo (SSA) and asymmetry parameter play a crucial role in determining the amount of UVB radiation reaching the Earth's surface as well as the energetic driver of tropospheric ozone pollution chemistry. Using a Baynesian optimal estimation technique pioneered by Rodgers approach that constructs a sensitivity type Jacobian resposne matrix from a forward model RT model, we obtain AOD and SSA at 7 UV wavelengths (300- 305-, 311-, 317-, 325-, 332-, and 368-nm). The basis of the technique rests on the direct to diffuse ratio, which is readily obtained by the UV Multi-filter Shadowband spectrometer (UV-MFRSR). We present a one month time series of aerosol optical properties from 3 sites close to 40° N, each with a different aerosol climate characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 2005
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 5979, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X, 59791O (1 November 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.628124
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Slusser, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Tommy Taylor, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
N. A. Krotkov, Univ. of Maryland (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5979:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere X
Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo T. Comerón; James R. Slusser; Richard H. Picard; Michel R. Carleer; Nicolaos Sifakis, Editor(s)

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