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Characterizing Aerosols over Southeast Asia using the AERONET Data Synergy ToolBiomass burning, urban pollution and dust aerosols have significant impacts on the radiative forcing of the atmosphere over Asia. In order to better quanti@ these aerosol characteristics, the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) has established over 200 sites worldwide with an emphasis in recent years on the Asian continent - specifically Southeast Asia. A total of approximately 15 AERONET sun photometer instruments have been deployed to China, India, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Sun photometer spectral aerosol optical depth measurements as well as microphysical and optical aerosol retrievals over Southeast Asia will be analyzed and discussed with supporting ground-based instrument, satellite, and model data sets, which are freely available via the AERONET Data Synergy tool at the AERONET web site (http://aeronet.gsfc.nasa.gov). This web-based data tool provides access to groundbased (AERONET and MPLNET), satellite (MODIS, SeaWiFS, TOMS, and OMI) and model (GOCART and back trajectory analyses) databases via one web portal. Future development of the AERONET Data Synergy Tool will include the expansion of current data sets as well as the implementation of other Earth Science data sets pertinent to advancing aerosol research.
Document ID
20070032953
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Giles, David M. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Holben, Brent N. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Eck, Thomas F. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Slutsker, Ilya (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Slutsker, Ilya (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Welton, Ellsworth, J. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Chin, Mian (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Kucsera, Thomas (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Schmaltz, Jeffery E. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Diehl, Thomas (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Singh, Ramesh P. (Indian Inst. of Tech. Kanpur, India)
Boonjawat, Jariya (Chulalongkorn Univ. Bangkok, Thailand)
Snidvongs, Arond (Chulalongkorn Univ. Bangkok, Thailand)
Le, Huy V. (Vietnam National Center for Natural Science and Technology Hanoi, Viet Nam)
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2007
Subject Category
Environment Pollution
Meeting Information
ASIA Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 4th Annual Meeting(Bangkok)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-02041
Distribution Limits
Public
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