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Lidar network observations of tropospheric aerosols
Author(s): Nobuo Sugimoto; Ichiro Matsui; Atsushi Shimizu; Tomoaki Nishizawa; Yukari Hara; Chenbo Xie; Itsushi Uno; Keiya Yumimoto; Zifa Wang; Soon-Chang Yoon
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Paper Abstract

Observations of tropospheric aerosols (mineral dust, air-pollution aerosols, etc.) and clouds are being conducted using a network of two-wavelength (1064nm, 532nm) polarization (532nm) lidars in the East Asian region. Currently, the lidars are operated continuously at 23 locations in Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia and Thailand. A real-time data processing system was developed for the network, and the data products such as the attenuated backscatter coefficients and the estimated extinction coefficients for non-spherical and spherical aerosols are generated automatically for online network stations. The data are used in the real-time monitoring of Asian dust as well as in the studies of regional air pollution and climate change.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 2008
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 7153, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX, 71530A (9 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.806540
Show Author Affiliations
Nobuo Sugimoto, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Ichiro Matsui, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Atsushi Shimizu, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Tomoaki Nishizawa, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Yukari Hara, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Chenbo Xie, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)
Itsushi Uno, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Keiya Yumimoto, Kyushu Univ. (Japan)
Zifa Wang, Institute of Atmospheric Physics (China)
Soon-Chang Yoon, Seoul National Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7153:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX
Upendra N. Singh; Kazuhiro Asai; Achuthan Jayaraman, Editor(s)

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