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Post-Pinatubo's aerosols: comparison between balloon and satellite solar occultation measurements
Author(s): Colette Brogniez; Jacqueline Lenoble; Maurice Herman
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Paper Abstract

The Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment II (SAGE II), that was launched in October 1984, has monitored the stratospheric aerosol layer after the Pinatubo's eruption. Two flights of the balloon-borne experiment RADIBAL (RADIometer BALloon) were performed in June 1992 and May 1993 in coincidence with SAGE II events. Because of the large aerosol loading, the inversion of the balloon measurements (consisting in radiance and polarization diagrams) was impracticable. A code taking into account the multiple scatterings has then been used to calculate theoretical diagrams for an aerosol model deduced from SAGE II data. The obtained diagrams have been compared satisfactorily to the experimental ones.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 January 1995
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2311, Atmospheric Sensing and Modelling, (4 January 1995);
Show Author Affiliations
Colette Brogniez, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Jacqueline Lenoble, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
Maurice Herman, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2311:
Atmospheric Sensing and Modelling
Richard P. Santer, Editor(s)

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