Atmospheric aerosol measurements from satellites
Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, PL-31342 Krakow, Poland
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Published online: 17 May 2017
Satellite instruments are commonly used for measurements of aerosol optical properties in the atmosphere. In this work we use such measurements for ultra-high energy cosmic ray studies. We introduce a method of preparation of aerosol maps for the location of the Pierre Auger Observatory. For these maps the data from the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) of the Aura satellite were analyzed for the period 2004-2016. Such aerosol properties as the aerosol optical depth (AOD) and aerosol types were retrieved. The seasonal dependence of aerosol distribution is also studied.
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