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A new method for nocturnal aerosol measurements with a lunar photometer prototype
Title: A new method for nocturnal aerosol measurements with a lunar photometer prototype
Authors: Barreto, África RESEARCHERID Cuevas Agulló, Emilio ORCID RESEARCHERID SCOPUSID Damiri, B.Guirado-Fuentes, Carmen ORCID RESEARCHERID Berkoff, T.Berjón, AlbertoHernández Pérez, Carmen YballaAlmansa Rodríguez, Antonio F.Gil-Ojeda, Manuel
Keywords: Aerosoles; Forzamiento radiativo; Fotómetros; Aerosols; Radiative forcing; Photometer
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Citation: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques. 2013, 6(3), p. 585-598
Publisher version: https://dx.doi.org/10.5194/amt-6-585-2013
Abstract: This paper presents the preliminary results of nocturnal Aerosol Optical Depth (τa) and Angström Exponent (α) obtained from a new lunar photometer prototype, trade name Cimel CE-318U. Due to the variation of the moon's illumination inherent to the lunar cycle, the typical Langley-plot Method used in solar photometry to calibrate these instruments cannot be applied. In this paper, we propose three different methods to carry out the lunar-photometer calibration. In order to validate the results, we have selected three events which encompass seven nights and ten days under different atmospheric conditions, including several saharan dust intrusions episodes. Method#1 is introduced in this work as a modification of the usual Langley Method.
Sponsorship : The Aeronet sunphotometer at Izana has been calibrated within ˜ AERONET-EUROPE TNA supported by the European Community – Research Infrastructure Action under the FP7 “Capacities” specific programme for Integrating Activities, ACTRIS Grant Agreement no. 262254.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11765/498
ISSN: 1867-1381
1867-8548
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