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Stratospheric background aerosols and polar stratospheric clouds observed with satellite sensors: inference of particle composition and sulfate amount
Author(s): Sachiko Hayashida; Naoko Saitoh; Mariko Horikawa; Yuriko Amemiya; Colette Brogniez; T. Deshler; Yasuhiro Sasano
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Paper Abstract

The Improved Limb Atmospheric Spectrometer (ILAS) on board the Advanced Earth Observing Satellite (ADEOS) successfully observed atmospheric profiles over the Arctic and Antarctic from November 1996 through June 1997. It revealed the frequent occurrence of Polar Stratospheric Clouds (PSCs) over the Arctic between January and mid-March 1997. The ILAS provides a unique data set, including aerosol extinction at 780 nm, nitric acid, water vapor, and nitrous oxide, simultaneously. This paper demonstrates the validity of the ILAS aerosol data and presents an approach to estimate the chemical composition of PSCs. Comparisons are made with data from the Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment (SAGE) II.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4150, Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II, (21 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.416947
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Sachiko Hayashida, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Naoko Saitoh, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Mariko Horikawa, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Yuriko Amemiya, Nara Women's Univ. (Japan)
Colette Brogniez, Univ. des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (France)
T. Deshler, Univ. of Wyoming (United States)
Yasuhiro Sasano, National Institute for Environmental Studies (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4150:
Optical Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere and Clouds II
Yasuhiro Sasano; Jinxue Wang; Tadahiro Hayasaka, Editor(s)

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