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Use of the visibility in the radiation transfer modeling in UV range
Author(s): Bozena M. Lapeta; Zbigniew Ustrnul; Aleksander Curylo
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Paper Abstract

The paper presents the results of the work aimed at the application of visibility (meteorological visual range) data for UV modeling in Poland for summer season. In the first step, the meteorological visibility data were processed in order to obtain the monthly mean visibility maps that correspond to aerosols distribution over Poland. The usefulness of such maps was then validated through the comparison with AERONET data as well as the results of the UV radiation transfer model calculations. The comparison with AERONET data shows that monthly mean values of aerosol optical depth, calculated from visibility data, are in a good agreement with ground measurements for most summer months. The monthly mean visibility maps were then used in the UV radiation transfer modeling. The results of the comparative analysis performed for three Polish stations: Leba, Legionowo, Zakopane are presented and discussed. It has been shown that use of monthly mean visibility values leads to an improvement in the UV calculations quality as opposed to the calculations done with a priori assumed aerosol conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6362, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI, 636213 (11 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.689683
Show Author Affiliations
Bozena M. Lapeta, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Poland)
Zbigniew Ustrnul, Univ. of Silesia (Poland)
Aleksander Curylo, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6362:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XI
James R. Slusser; Klaus Schäfer; Adolfo Comerón, Editor(s)

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