SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology

Ground-Based Aerosol Optical Depth Measurement Using Sunphotometers

Authors: Dayou, Jedol, Chang, Jackson Hian Wui, Sentian, Justin

  • Presents detailed review in ground-based AOD measurement methods with emphasis on calibration issue
  • Addresses the current limitation in ground-based sunphotometer calibration
  • Introduces a novel, objective and computational-friendly Langley calibration algorithm
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This book gives a detailed review on ground-based aerosol optical depth measurement with emphasis on the calibration issue. The review is written in chronological sequence to render better comprehension on the evolution of the classical Langley calibration from the past to present. It not only compiles the existing calibration methods but also presents a novel calibration algorithm in Langley sun-photometry over low altitude sites which conventionally is a common practice performed at high observatory stations. The proposed algorithm avoids travelling to high altitudes for frequent calibration that is difficult both in logistics and financial prospects. We addressed the problem by combining clear-sky detection model and statistical filter to strictly imitate the ideal clear-sky condition at high altitude for measurements taken over low altitudes. In this way, the possible temporal atmospheric drifts, abundant aerosol loadings and short time interval cloud transits are properly constrained. We believe that this finding has an integral part of practicality and versatility in ground-based aerosol optical depth measurement, which is nowadays an important climate agent in many atmospheric studies. Finally, the outcome of this book introduces a new calibration technique for the study and measurement of aerosol monitoring with emphasis on aerosol optical depth that we believe could be very beneficial to researchers and scientists in the similar area.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dayou, Jedol (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Ground-Based Aerosol Optical Depth Measurements

    Dayou, Jedol (et al.)

    Pages 9-30

  • Near-Sea-Level Langley Calibration Algorithm

    Dayou, Jedol (et al.)

    Pages 31-37

  • Implementation of Perez-Dumortier Calibration Algorithm

    Dayou, Jedol (et al.)

    Pages 39-56

  • Conclusion

    Dayou, Jedol (et al.)

    Pages 57-60

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-287-101-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-287-100-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ground-Based Aerosol Optical Depth Measurement Using Sunphotometers
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-101-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-101-5
Softcover ISBN
978-981-287-100-8
Series ISSN
2191-530X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 62
Number of Illustrations and Tables
11 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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