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Comparison Of 1µm Satellite Aerosol Extinction With Co2 Lidar Backscatter
Author(s): G. S. Kent; S. K. Schaffner
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Paper Abstract

Satellite occultation data from the SAGE II satellite experiment have previously been used to develop a global climatology of the free tropospheric aerosol. This paper reports the results of analyses of data obtained close to locations where 10.6 μm backscatter measurements have been made. Five such locations have been identified and the SAGE II data used to study the local seasonal variations of the 1µm aerosol extinction. Intercomparison with 10.6 μm backscatter data has been used to obtain a value for the interwavelength scattering/extinction conversion factor, which is compared with the results of a previous experimental study.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1181, 5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications, (12 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.963778
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G. S. Kent, Science and Technology Corporation (United States)
S. K. Schaffner, Science and Technology Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1181:
5th Conf on Coherent Laser Radar: Technology and Applications

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