Atmosphere Aerosol Properties Measured with AERONET/PHOTONS Sun-Photometer over Kyiv During 2008–2009
The PHOTONS network, as a part of the AERONET ground network for aerosol remote sensing of Earth’s atmosphere, covers more than 40 sites in Europe, Africa and Asia, providing sun-photometer measurements, calibration and data processing. Within the framework of scientific cooperation between the Lille 1 and the National Taras Shevchenko Kyiv Universities, the CIMEL CE 318-2 sun-photometer has been operated at Kyiv from the end of March, 2008. This article describes the AERONET/PHOTONS measuring equipment, procedure, data processing and the preliminary analysis of columnar aerosol properties retrieved during April 2008–March 2009. Spectral aerosol optical thickness (AOT), Angström parameter and precipitable water vapor thickness were measured and analysed.
KeywordsAerosol remote sensing AERONET/PHOTONS network Aerosol optical thickness Angström parameter Precipitable water vapor
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