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Measurements of atmospheric aerosols and assessment of atmospheric affects on satellite remote sensing
Author(s): Giuseppe A. Dalu; Paolo Boi; Joseph Otterman; Alberto Pompei; Ruizhong Rao; Glauco Tonna
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Paper Abstract

The characteristics of the atmospheric aerosols can be determined with different techniques. The new aureolemeter Finetec model Pom-01 and the related software are described. Combined experiments on the aerosol properties of the western Mediterranean Sea were carried out in May and June 1994, in Southern Sardinia. The optical properties of the aerosols, such as the size distribution, the optical thickness, and the single scattering phase function, are presented. The aerosols detected in this region clearly present a trimodal volume spectrum, which consists of the typical maritime mode, i.e., background plus sea salt, and possibly coarse particles of anthropogenic origin. An attempt is made to develop an algorithm for the retrieval of the aerosol optical thickness from the AVHRR-2 data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 December 1994
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2318, Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, (21 December 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.197224
Show Author Affiliations
Giuseppe A. Dalu, Area della Ricerca (Italy)
Paolo Boi, Univ. di Cagliari (Italy)
Joseph Otterman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Alberto Pompei, Univ. di Cagliari (Italy)
Ruizhong Rao, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera (Italy)
Glauco Tonna, Istituto di Fisica dell'Atmosfera (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2318:
Recent Advances in Remote Sensing and Hyperspectral Remote Sensing
Pat S. Chavez Jr.; Carlo M. Marino; Robert A. Schowengerdt, Editor(s)

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