Tropical intercontinental optical measurement network of aerosol, precipitable water and total column ozone

B. N. Holben, D. Tanré, J. A. Reagan, T. F. Eck, A. Setzer, Y. A. Kaufman, E. Vermote, G. D. Vassiliou, F. Lavenue

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Abstract

A new generation of automatic sunphotometers will be used to systematically monitor clear sky total column aerosol concentration and optical properties, precipitable water and total column ozone diurnally and annually in West Africa and South America beginning in 1992. The instruments are designed to measure direct beam sun, solar aureole and sky radiances in 9 narrow spectral bands from the UV to the near Infrared on an hourly basis. This paper describes the projects participating in the networks, the instrumentation, and the algorithms required to reduce the data for subsequent analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIGARSS 1992 - International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationInternational Space Year: Space Remote Sensing
EditorsRuby Williamson, Tammy Stein
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages738-739
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0780301382
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Event12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992 - Houston, United States
Duration: May 26 1992May 29 1992

Publication series

NameInternational Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS)
Volume1

Other

Other12th Annual International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS 1992
CountryUnited States
CityHouston
Period5/26/925/29/92

Keywords

  • Aerosols
  • Aircraft
  • Atmospheric measurements
  • Biomass
  • Biomedical optical imaging
  • Instruments
  • Optical fiber networks
  • Optical sensors
  • Satellites
  • South America

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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