Investigation on The Interlink Between Optical Properties of Dusts Over Taiwan and Thar Desert, India Using CALIPSO Data
1 UGC-SVU Centre for MST Radar Applications, S V University, Tirupati. Andhra Pradesh, India , 517502.
2 Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 115.
Published online: 7 June 2016
The optical properties (Angstrom exponent and depolarization) of aerosols are analyzed to characterize the dust particles at different altitudes of the atmosphere using the backscatter signal from the space borne Lidar (CALIPSO) over Asian region with emphasis on Taiwan and Indian regions. The physical and optical properties of dust particles are found different at wet and dry weather conditions. The size distribution of dust particles at different altitudes is estimated. Finally the correlation between the particle depolarization and the angstrom exponent of dust particles at different altitudes is analyzed and the possible reasons are discussed. Further, the spatial inhomogeneity in the correlation coefficient is noticed and the possible relation with regional weather conditions is discussed.
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