Lidar network observations of tropospheric aerosols

Nobuo Sugimoto, Ichiro Matsui, Atsushi Shimizu, Tomoaki Nishizawa, Yukari Hara, Chenbo Xie, Itsushi Uno, Keiya Yumimoto, Zifa Wang, Soon Chang Yoon

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Abstract

Observations of tropospheric aerosols (mineral dust, air-pollution aerosols, etc.) and clouds are being conducted using a network of two-wavelength (1064nm, 532nm) polarization (532nm) lidars in the East Asian region. Currently, the lidars are operated continuously at 23 locations in Japan, Korea, China, Mongolia and Thailand. A real-time data processing system was developed for the network, and the data products such as the attenuated backscatter coefficients and the estimated extinction coefficients for non-spherical and spherical aerosols are generated automatically for online network stations. The data are used in the real-time monitoring of Asian dust as well as in the studies of regional air pollution and climate change.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008
EventLidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX - Noumea, New Caledonia
Duration: Nov 18 2008Nov 20 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7153
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherLidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX
CountryNew Caledonia
CityNoumea
Period11/18/0811/20/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Sugimoto, N., Matsui, I., Shimizu, A., Nishizawa, T., Hara, Y., Xie, C., Uno, I., Yumimoto, K., Wang, Z., & Yoon, S. C. (2008). Lidar network observations of tropospheric aerosols. In Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring IX [71530A] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7153). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.806540