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Aerosol optical properties variation on different mountain sites in Italy
Author(s): G. Pavese; F. Esposito; L. Leone; R. Restieri; M. Calvello; G. Grieco; G. Masiello; C. Serio
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Paper Abstract

Direct solar irradiance and IR atmospheric radiance have been measured during different measurements campaigns, conducted in three mountain sites in Italy, far from anthropogenic sources. Direct solar irradiance has been measured by a high resolution (1.5 nm) AVANTES radiometer, working in the spectral range 400 nm-900 nm, while down welling IR sky radiance measurements has been measured by an MR100 BOMEM Fourier Transform Spectrometer covering the spectral ranges 500 cm-1-5000 cm-1 and 1 cm-1 of resolution. At least two Radiosonde launches per day furnished temperature and water vapour profiles. The instruments were located on a mobile laboratory, specifically projected to host them. The parameters obtained from direct solar irradiance are Aerosol Optical Depth, Angstrom parameters and Aerosol Size Distributions retrieval, while from IR data water vapour and temperature profiles have been retrieved. Different orographic characteristics and different air-masses circulation on the measurement sites influenced Aerosol Optical Depth values and variation. Infrared radiances inversion allows the water vapour content retrieval and a correlation between aerosol effective radii and water vapour content has been looked for.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6745, Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XII, 67450G (25 October 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738415
Show Author Affiliations
G. Pavese, Istituto di Metodologie per l'Analisi Ambientale (Italy)
F. Esposito, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
L. Leone, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
R. Restieri, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
M. Calvello, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
G. Grieco, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
G. Masiello, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)
C. Serio, Univ. degli Studi della Basilicata (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6745:
Remote Sensing of Clouds and the Atmosphere XII
Adolfo Comerón; Richard H. Picard; Klaus Schäfer; James R. Slusser; Aldo Amodeo, Editor(s)

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