Title: Maritime Aerosol Network as a Component of Aerosol Robotic Network
Authors: SMIRNOV AHOLBEN BSLUTSKER IGILES DMCCLAIN CECK TSAKERIN SMACKE ACROOT PZIBORDI GiuseppeQUINN PSCIARE JKINNE SHARVEY MSMYTH TPIKETH SZIELINSKI TPROSHUTINSKY AGOES JNELSON NLAROUCHE PRADIONOV VGOLOUB PMOORTHY KMATARRESE RROBERTSON EJOURDIN F
Citation: JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES vol. 114 no. D06204 p. D06204-1 D06204-10
Publisher: AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC50863
ISSN: 0148-0227
URI: http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2009/2008JD011257.shtml
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC50863
DOI: 10.1029/2008JD011257
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: The paper presents the current status of the Maritime Aerosol Network (MAN), which has been developed as a component of the Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET). MAN deploys Microtops hand-held sunphotometers and utilizes the calibration procedure and data processing (Version 2) traceable to AERONET. A web site dedicated to the MAN activity is described. A brief historical perspective is given to aerosol optical depth (AOD) measurements over the oceans. A short summary of the existing data, collected onboard ships of opportunity during the NASA Sensor Inter-comparison and Merger for Biological and Interdisciplinary Oceanic Studies (SIMBIOS) Project is presented. Globally-averaged oceanic aerosol optical depth (derived from island-based AERONET measurements) at 500 nm is ~0.11 and Angstrom parameter (computed within spectral range 440-870 nm) is calculated to be ~0.6. First results from the cruises contributing to the Maritime Aerosol Network are shown. MAN ship-based aerosol optical depth compare well to simultaneous island and near-coastal AERONET site AOD.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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