Aerosol optical properties inferred from in-situ and path-averaged measurements
van Binsbergen, S.A.
van Eijk, A.M.J.
Gladysz, S. (editor)
Stein, K.U. (editor)
This paper compares in-situ and path-averaged measurements of the electro-optical transmission, with emphasis on aerosol effects. The in-situ sensors consisted of optical particle counters (OPC) and a visibility meter, the path-averaged data was provided by a 7-wavelength transmissometer (MSRT) and a scintillometer (BLS). Data was collected at a test site in Northern Germany. A retrieval algorithm was developed to infer characteristics of the aerosol size distribution (Junge approximation) from the MSRT data. A comparison of the various sensors suggests that the optical particle counters are over-optimistic in their estimate of the transmission. © Copyright 2017 SPIE. The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
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Aerosol optical property
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Optics in Atmospheric Propagation and Adaptive Systems XX 2017. 13 September 2017 through 14 September 2017, 10425
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