LIDAR investigation of properties of atmospheric aerosol

Abstract.

In the paper application of lidars for investigation of aerosol particle size distribution and for observation of aerosol consisting of solid state particles is presented. For size distribution the multiwavelength lidar and original method of data analysis was applied. For registration of dust transported to Central Europe from Sahara and Middle East deserts analysis of depolarization of the backscattered signals was used. In order to solve the lidar equation measurements of total atmospheric optical depth by means of Microtops sun photometer was done. Mean size and the aspect ratio of dust particles were determined by comparing of lidar observations with data from T-matrix calculations.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.

References

  1. J.T. Houghton, Climate change 2001: the scientific basis: contribution of Working Group I to the third assessment report of the Intergovernemental Panel on Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 2001)

  2. S.K. Satheesh, K. Krishna Moorthy, Atmos. Environ. 39, 2089 (2005)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  3. K.P. Shine, P.M. de F. Forster, Global Planet. Change, 20, 205 (1999)

  4. P. van Vliet, M. Knape, J. de Hartog, N. Janssen, H. Harssema, B. Brunekreef, Env. Res. 74, 122 (1997)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. P.A. Jaques, C.S. Kim, Inhal. Toxicol. 12, 715 (2000)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. R.M. Measures, Laser Remote Sensing Fundamentals and Applications (Krieger Publishing Company, Florida 1992)

  7. H.C. Van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (John Wiley & Sons, New York 1957)

  8. B.A. Bodhaine, N.B. Wood, E.G. Dutton, J.R. Slusser, J. Atm. Ocean. Tech. 16, 1854 (1999)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. C.F. Bohren, D.R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (John Wiley & Sons, New York 1999)

  10. B.M. Herman, S.R. Browning, J.A. Reagan, J. Atmos. Sci. 28, 763 (1971)

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  11. K. Rajeev, K. Parameswaran, Appl. Opt. 37, 4690 (1998)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  12. J. Heintzenberg, H. Mueller, H. Quenzel, E. Thomalla, Appl. Opt. 20, 1308 (1981)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  13. H. Yoshiyama, A. Ohi, O. Kazuyuki, Appl. Opt. 35, 2642 (1996)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  14. I. Veselovskii, A. Kolgotin, D. Müller, D.N. Whiteman, Appl. Opt. 44, 5292 (2005)

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  15. C. Bockmann, I. Mironova, D. Muller, L. Schneidenbach, R. Nessler, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A. Opt. Image Sci. Vis. 22, 518 (2005)

    Article  ADS  MathSciNet  Google Scholar 

  16. K.S. Shifrin, I.G. Zolotov, J. Atmos. Ocean. Technol. 20, 1411 (2003)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  17. J.D. Klett, Appl. Opt. 20, 211 (1981)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  18. S. Twomey, H.B. Howell, Appl. Opt. 4, 501 (1965)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  19. J.A. Curcio, G.L. Knestric, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 686 (1985)

    Google Scholar 

  20. K. Ernst, G. Karasiński, A. Pietruczuk, T. Stacewicz, SPIE Proc. 5258, 156 (2003)

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  21. K. Ernst, S. Chudzyński, G. Karasiński, A. Pietruczuk, T. Stacewicz, SPIE Proc. 5229, 45 (2003)

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  22. C. Frohlich, G.E. Shaw, Appl. Opt. 19, 1773 (1980)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  23. I. Borbély-Kiss, A.Z. Kiss, E. Koltay, Gy. Szaboó, L. Bozoó, J. Aero. Sci. 35, 1205 (2004)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  24. http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/aerosol/

  25. http://www.arl.noaa.gov/ready/hysplit4.html

  26. K.M. Markowicz, A.E. Kardas, 12th Conference on Cloud Physics (Madison, WI, USA, July 09-14, 2006)

  27. F.G. Fernald, Appl. Opt. 23, 652 (1984)

    ADS  Google Scholar 

  28. E. Landulfo, A. Papayannis, P. Artaxo, A.D.A. Castanho, A.Z. De Freitas, R.F. Souza, N.D. Vieira Junior, M.P. Jorge, O.R. Sanchez-Ccoyllo, D.S. Moreira, Atmos. Chem. Phys. 3, 1523 (2003)

    Google Scholar 

  29. Y. Iwasaka, T. Shibata, T. Nagatani, G.-Y. Shi, Y.S. Kim, A. Matsuki, D. Trochkine, D. Zhang, M. Yamada, M. Nagatani, H. Nakata, Z. Shen, G. Li, B. Chen, K. Kawahira, J. Geophys. Res. 108, ACE 20-1–8 (2003)

    Google Scholar 

  30. E.J. Welton, K.J. Voss, H.R. Gordon, H. Maring, A. Smirnov, B. Holben, B. Schmidt, J.M. Livingston, P.B. Russel, P.A. Durkee, P. Formenti, M.O. Andreae, Tellus 52B, 636 (2000)

    Article  Google Scholar 

  31. A. Chaikovsky, A. Bril, V. Barun, O. Dubovik, B. Holben, P. Goloub, P.P. Sobolewski, SPIE Proc. 5397, 146 (2004)

    Article  ADS  Google Scholar 

  32. A. Angstrom, Tellus 16, 64 (1964)

    Google Scholar 

  33. O. Dubovik, A. Sinyuk, T. Lapyonok, B.N. Holben, M. Mishchenko, P. Yang, T.F. Eck, H. Volten, O. Munoz, B. Veihelmann, W.J. van der Zande, J.-F. Leon, M. Sorokin, I. Slutsker, J. Geophys. Res. D: Atmos. 111, D11208 (2006)

  34. M.I. Mishchenko, J.W. Hovernier, L.D. Travis, Light Scattering by Nonspherical Particles (Academic Press, San Diego 2000)

  35. D.L. Stephens, Remote Sensing of the Lower Atmosphere (University Press, New York, 1994)

Download references

Author information

Affiliations

Authors

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Karasiński, G., Kardaś, A., Markowicz, K. et al. LIDAR investigation of properties of atmospheric aerosol. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. 144, 129–138 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1140/epjst/e2007-00117-8

Download citation

Keywords

  • Lidar
  • European Physical Journal Special Topic
  • Aerosol Optical Depth
  • Atmospheric Aerosol
  • Nocturnal Boundary Layer