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Coordinated Airborne, Spaceborne and Ground-based Measurements of Massive Thick Aerosol Layers during the Dry Season in Southern Africa
External Online Source: doi:10.1029/2002JD002297
Author and Affiliation:
Schmid, B.(Bay Area Environmental Research Inst., Sonoma , CA, United States)
Redemann, J.(Bay Area Environmental Research Inst., Sonoma , CA, United States)
Russell, P. B.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hobbs, P. V.(Washington Univ., Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States)
Hlavka, D. L.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
McGill, M. J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Holben, B. N.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Welton, E. J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Campbell, J. R.(Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Torres, O.(Maryland Univ., Joint Center for Earth Systems, Baltimore, MD, United States) Show more authors
Abstract: During the dry season airborne campaign of the Southern African Regional Science Initiative (SAFARI 2000), coordinated observations were made of massive thick aerosol layers. These layers were often dominated by aerosols from biomass burning. We report on airborne Sun photometer measurements of aerosol optical depth (lambda = 0.354- 1.557 microns), columnar water vapor, and vertical profiles of aerosol extinction and water vapor density that were obtained aboard the University of Washington's Convair-580 research aircraft. We compare these with ground-based AERONET Sun/sky radiometer results, with ground based lidar data (MPL-Net), and with measurements from a downward pointing lidar aboard the high-flying NASA ER-2 aircraft. Finally, we show comparisons between aerosol optical depths fiom the Sun photometer and those retrieved over land and over water using four spaceborne sensors (TOMS, MODIS, MISR, and ATSR-2).
Publication Date: Apr 03, 2003
Document ID:
20050176525
(Acquired Jun 14, 2005)
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: Journal of Geophysical Research (ISSN 0148-0227); Volume 108; No. D13; 32-1
Publisher Information: American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAG5-9022
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA, United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROSOLS; AFRICA; AIRBORNE EQUIPMENT; SPACECRAFT INSTRUMENTS; BIOMASS BURNING; TOTAL OZONE MAPPING SPECTROMETER; U-2 AIRCRAFT; PHOTOMETERS; OPTICAL THICKNESS; MODIS (RADIOMETRY)
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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