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Lidar-based studies of aerosol optical properties over coastal areas

Zielinski, Tymon and Pflug, Bringfried (2006) Lidar-based studies of aerosol optical properties over coastal areas. Sensors 2007 (7), pp. 3347-3365. MDPI. ISSN 1424-8220.

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Abstract

Aerosol size distribution and concentration strongly depend on wind speed, direction, and measuring point location in the marine boundary layer over coastal areas. The marine aerosol particles which are found over the sea waves in high wind conditions affect visible and near infrared propagation for paths that pass very close to the surface as well as the remote sensing measurements of the sea surface. These particles are produced by various air sea interactions. This paper presents the results of measurements taken at numerous coastal stations between 1992 and 2006 using an FLS-12 lidar system together with other supporting instrumentation. The investigations demonstrated that near-water layers in coastal areas differ significantly from those over open seas both in terms of structure and physical properties. Taking into consideration the above mentioned factors, aerosol oncentrations and optical properties were determined in the marine boundary layer as a function of offshore distance and altitude at various coastal sites in two seasons. The lidar results show that the remote sensing algorithms used currently in coastal areas need verification and are not fully reliable.

Document Type:Article
Title:Lidar-based studies of aerosol optical properties over coastal areas
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Zielinski, TymonIOPAS
Pflug, BringfriedUNSPECIFIED
Date:2006
Journal or Publication Title:Sensors 2007
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 3347-3365
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI), UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:1424-8220
Status:Published
Keywords:Remote sensing, lidar, aerosol, coastal area
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Entwicklung und Erprobung von Verfahren zur Gewässerfernerkundung (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Remote Sensing Technology Institute > Marine Remote Sensing
Deposited By: Bärbel Bolowski
Deposited On:09 Jan 2008
Last Modified:15 Jan 2010 02:06

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