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Optical characteristics of aerosol determined by Cimel, Prede, and Microtops II sun photometers over Belsk, Poland
Author(s): Tsvetina Evgenieva; Ilko Iliev; Nikolay Kolev; Piotr Sobolewski; Aleksander Pieterczuk; Brent Holben; Ivan Kolev
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Paper Abstract

An experimental campaign was carried out at Central Geophysical Laboratory at Belsk (Poland) in October 2007. Three sun photometers: Cimel CE-318, Prede POM-01L and Microtops II were used to obtain the atmospheric aerosol optical characteristics. Cimel CE-318 and Prede POM-01L are automatic sun-tracking devices common in the world networks for aerosol investigations AERONET and SKYNET. Microtops II is a hand-held manual device often used in field experiments because of its mobility. The results obtained show similar behavior of the aerosol optical depth variations and close values obtained by the three devices at the common wavelengths over rural area. The Microtops II readings are between the readings of the other two sun photometers. The experiment carried out is helpful and shows that the Microtops II sun photometer provides comparable results to these obtained by the Cimel CE-318 and Prede POM-01L sun photometers and potential of using Microtops II for measurement over an urban and rural area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 December 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7027, 15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications, 70270V (19 December 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.822507
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Tsvetina Evgenieva, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Ilko Iliev, Solar-Terrestrial Influences Lab. (Bulgaria)
Nikolay Kolev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)
Piotr Sobolewski, Institute of Geophysics (Poland)
Aleksander Pieterczuk, Institute of Geophysics (Poland)
Brent Holben, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ivan Kolev, Institute of Electronics (Bulgaria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7027:
15th International School on Quantum Electronics: Laser Physics and Applications
Tanja Dreischuh; Elena Taskova; Ekaterina Borisova; Alexander Serafetinides, Editor(s)

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