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Study of atmospheric aerosols over the central Himalayan region using a newly developed Mie light detection and ranging system: preliminary results

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Tarun Bangia

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, 263129, Indiabangia@aries.res.in

Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU), Lucknow, 226021, India

Amitesh Omar, Ram Sagar, Ashish Kumar, Samaresh Bhattacharjee, Arjun Reddy, Phanikumar

Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences (ARIES), Nainital, 263129, Indiabangia@aries.res.in

Prem Kumar Agarwal

Ideal Institute of Management and Technology, Ghaziabad, 201003, India

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1), 053521 (May 02, 2011). doi:10.1117/1.3579158
History: Received December 03, 2010; Revised March 19, 2011; Accepted March 25, 2011; Published May 02, 2011; Online May 02, 2011
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A LIDAR system to receive Mie backscattered photons has been developed at the Manora peak, Nainital, India and it is the first of its kind in the central Himalayan region. The system is sensitive to receive backscattered photons from heights up to ∼20 km (above ground level). The atmospheric extinction profiles using Mie LIDAR have been estimated for the first time at this site in January (winter) and March (spring) seasons in three campaigns and maximum values are found to be ∼0.01, 0.03, and 0.08 km−1, respectively. The aerosol optical depth (AOD) values are found to be ∼0.051, 0.098, and 0.233 in three campaigns, respectively, showing enhancement from January (winter) to March (spring) indicating a seasonal variation. AOD values of LIDAR, aerosol robotic network, and moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer were found within the standard deviations. The aerosol loading at the site has increased during the last decade as evident from previous studies.

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Tarun Bangia ; Amitesh Omar ; Ram Sagar ; Ashish Kumar ; Samaresh Bhattacharjee, et al.
"Study of atmospheric aerosols over the central Himalayan region using a newly developed Mie light detection and ranging system: preliminary results", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 5(1), 053521 (May 02, 2011). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3579158


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