Investigation of aerosol optical properties for remote sensing through DRAGON (Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks) campaign in Korea

Jae Hyun Lim, Joon Young Ahn, Jin Soo Park, You Deok Hong, Jin Seok Han, Jhoon Kim, Sang Woo Kim

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Abstract

Aerosols in the atmosphere, including dust and pollutants, scatters/absorbs solar radiation and change the microphysics of clouds, thus influencing the Earth's energy budget, climate, air quality, visibility, agriculture and water circulation. Pollutants have also been reported to threaten the human health. The present research collaborated with the U.S. NASA and the U.S. Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) is to study the aerosol characteristics in East Asia and improve the long-distance transportation monitoring technology by analyzing the observations of aerosol characteristics in East Asia during Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks (DRAGON) Campaign (March 2012-May 2012). The sun photometers that measure the aerosol optical characteristics were placed evenly throughout the Korean Peninsula and concentrated in Seoul and the metropolitan area. Observation data are obtained from the DRAGON campaign and the first year (2012) observation data (aerosol optical depth and aerosol spatial distribution) are analyzed. Sun photometer observations, including aerosol optical depth (AOD), are utilized to validate satellite observations from Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Additional analysis is performed associated with the Northeast Asia, the Korean Peninsula in particular, to determine the spatial distribution of the aerosol.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V
EditorsEastwood Im, Song Yang, Peng Zhang
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628413267
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V - Beijing, China
Duration: 2014 Oct 132014 Oct 15

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9259
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period14/10/1314/10/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Lim, J. H., Ahn, J. Y., Park, J. S., Hong, Y. D., Han, J. S., Kim, J., & Kim, S. W. (2014). Investigation of aerosol optical properties for remote sensing through DRAGON (Distributed Regional Aerosol Gridded Observation Networks) campaign in Korea. In E. Im, S. Yang, & P. Zhang (Eds.), Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation V [92590Z] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9259). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2068699