Investigation of aerosols in South Africa: Comparison of measurements and modeling
van Eijk, A.M.J.
Gladysz, S. (editor)
Stein, K.U. (editor)
The numerical LOTOS-EUROS model that provides information on the regional distribution of aerosols was implemented for a new domain, Southern Africa. The first set-up for the study areas is discussed and a comparison of model products to experimental data is presented. The model compares favorably to MODIS satellite products on a regional scale. Comparisons with in-situ instrumentation at specific locations reveal that the model generally capture temporal trends, but underestimates the absolute AOD-values. In the more pronounced case, this is attributed to the complex local orography of the measurement site that cannot be captured by the model. © 2018 SPIE.
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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 10787
The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers