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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 3 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 185–189

Aerosol Measurement and Property Analysis Based on Data Collected by a Micro-pulse LIDAR over Shanghai, China

Xingyou Huang, Xiaowu Yang, Fuhai Geng, Hua Zhang, Qianshan He, and Lingbing Bu  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 185-189 (2010)

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A micro-pulse LIDAR system (MPL) was employed to measure the aerosol over Pudong, Shanghai from July 2008 to January 2009. Based on Fernald method, aerosol optical variables such as extinction coefficient were retrieved and analyzed. Results show that aerosol exists mainly in low layers; aerosol loading reaches its maximum in the afternoon, and then decreases with time until its minimum at night. Most of the aerosol concentrates in the layer below 3 km, and optical extinction coefficient in the layer below 2 km contributes 84.25% of that below 6 km. Two extinction coefficient peaks appear in the near surface layer up to 500 m and in the level around 1000 m. Aerosol extinction coefficient shows a seasonal downward trend from summer to winter.

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OCIS Codes
(010.1100) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Aerosol detection
(010.1310) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric scattering
(010.3640) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Lidar

Original Manuscript: July 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2010
Published: September 25, 2010

Xingyou Huang, Xiaowu Yang, Fuhai Geng, Hua Zhang, Qianshan He, and Lingbing Bu, "Aerosol Measurement and Property Analysis Based on Data Collected by a Micro-pulse LIDAR over Shanghai, China," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 14, 185-189 (2010)

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