Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics

V. M. Karyampudi, S. P. Palm, John A Reagan, H. Fang, W. B. Grant, C. Moulin, H. F. Pierce, E. V. Browell, S. H. Melfi

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Abstract

Lidar observations from the Lidar-in Space Technology Experiment (LITE), in conjunction with European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF) and Meteosat data were used to examine the Saharan dust characteristics including its structure, evolution and optical depths over Western Africa and E. Atlantic regions. The lidar backscatter profiles reveal a complex structure of the dust layer but, in general, show a good agreement with the features depicted in the conceptual model of the dust plume. Optical depths of the Saharan dust layer derived from two independent methods were compared with those obtained from the Meteosat data. Although the LITE-derived optical depth patterns from the two methods are in good agreement with each other, they show some differences with those derived from the satellite data, particularly in the inference of heavy dust concentration over the E. Atlantic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsU.N. Singh, H. Hu, G. Wang
PublisherSPIE
Pages208-217
Number of pages10
Volume3504
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring - Beijing, China
Duration: Sep 15 1998Sep 17 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 Conference on Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring
CityBeijing, China
Period9/15/989/17/98

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space technology experiments
Optical radar
optical radar
Dust
dust
optical thickness
Experiments
Weather forecasting
weather forecasting
inference
plumes
Satellites
profiles

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Karyampudi, V. M., Palm, S. P., Reagan, J. A., Fang, H., Grant, W. B., Moulin, C., ... Melfi, S. H. (1998). Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics. In U. N. Singh, H. Hu, & G. Wang (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 3504, pp. 208-217). SPIE.

Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics. / Karyampudi, V. M.; Palm, S. P.; Reagan, John A; Fang, H.; Grant, W. B.; Moulin, C.; Pierce, H. F.; Browell, E. V.; Melfi, S. H.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. ed. / U.N. Singh; H. Hu; G. Wang. Vol. 3504 SPIE, 1998. p. 208-217.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Karyampudi, VM, Palm, SP, Reagan, JA, Fang, H, Grant, WB, Moulin, C, Pierce, HF, Browell, EV & Melfi, SH 1998, Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics. in UN Singh, H Hu & G Wang (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 3504, SPIE, pp. 208-217, Proceedings of the 1998 Conference on Optical Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, Beijing, China, 9/15/98.
Karyampudi VM, Palm SP, Reagan JA, Fang H, Grant WB, Moulin C et al. Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics. In Singh UN, Hu H, Wang G, editors, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 3504. SPIE. 1998. p. 208-217
Karyampudi, V. M. ; Palm, S. P. ; Reagan, John A ; Fang, H. ; Grant, W. B. ; Moulin, C. ; Pierce, H. F. ; Browell, E. V. ; Melfi, S. H. / Validation of LITE-derived Saharan dust layer characteristics. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. editor / U.N. Singh ; H. Hu ; G. Wang. Vol. 3504 SPIE, 1998. pp. 208-217
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