Long-Term Analyses of Aerosol Optical Thickness Using Caliop
1 Kyushu University Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, 6-1 Kasuga Park, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, JAPAN
2 Meteorological Research Institute, 1-1 Nagamine, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0052, JAPAN
3 National Institute for Environmental Studies, 16-2 Onogawa, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0053, JAPAN
4 Kyushu University Research Institute for Applied Mechanis, 6-1 Kasuga Park, Kasuga, Fukuoka 816-8580, JAPAN
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Published online: 7 July 2020
We developed an algorithm to derive extinction coefficients for four aerosol components (water-soluble, dust, sea salt, black carbon) from Cloud-Aerosol Lidar with Orthogonal Polarization (CALIOP) data. The algorithm was applied to the nine-year data for 2007–2015 and the results were compared to CALIOP standard product (CALIOP-ST) and MODerate resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) standard product (MODIS-ST). Comparisons of the total aerosol optical thickness (AOT) showed that MODIS-ST was the largest, followed by CALIOP-ST (Ver.4), and our product. CALIOP-ST (Ver.3) showed a similar magnitude to ours.
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