Observed radiative effects caused by yellow dust aerosol at Sendai

Shuichiro Katagiri, Kyohei Yamada, Atsushi Shimizu, Tadahiro Hayasaka, Nobuo Sugimoto, Tamio Takamura

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Abstract

A yellow dust event with moderate strength was observed on 9 April 2012 at Sendai in North part of Japan. Backward trajectory calculations with NOAA HYSPLIT showed the complex flow of aerosols into the North Japan. The sharp edge of this dust cloud was recognized by the data taken at several observatories, and the dust cloud conducted by low pressure system had heterogeneous structure, therefore very complicated interaction among aerosols may occur. Mie scattering lidar data was used to reproduce the radiative effect caused by this yellow dust event at Sendai with radiative transfer model. The results estimated every 15 minutes of radiative forcing at the top of the atmosphere and at the bottom of the atmosphere. The results show the slight warming effects < 18 W/m2 during night time both at the top and the bottom of the atmosphere, and during day time the large cooling effects < 400 W/m2 at the bottom and < 80 W/m2 at the top of the atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
EventRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 292012 Oct 31

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8523
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherRemote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV
CountryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/10/2912/10/31

Keywords

  • anthropogenic aerosols
  • dust aerosols
  • lidar
  • radiative effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Katagiri, S., Yamada, K., Shimizu, A., Hayasaka, T., Sugimoto, N., & Takamura, T. (2012). Observed radiative effects caused by yellow dust aerosol at Sendai. In Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere, Clouds, and Precipitation IV [85230X] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 8523). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.977300