Vertical distribution and optical properties of aerosols observed over Japan during the Atmospheric Brown Clouds-East Asia Regional Experiment 2005

Tadahiro Hayasaka, Shinsuke Satake, Atsushi Shimizu, Nobuo Sugimoto, Ichiro Matsui, Kazuma Aoki, Yoshitaka Muraji

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Lidar and sky radiometer systems at Sapporo, Toyama, and Nagasaki, Japan, observed the vertical distributions and optical properties of (nonspherical) dust and spherical aerosol particles from March to May 2005 as part of the Atmospheric Brown Clouds-East Asia Regional Experiment 2005 (ABC-EAREX2005). Sky radiometer observations suggest that single scattering albedo at Nagasaki was smaller than that at Toyama and Sapporo. Relationships between the single scattering albedo and Ångstrom exponent suggest that aerosol particles observed at Toyama in March differed from those observed in April and May. In contrast, at Nagasaki, there was no obvious difference in aerosol particles among the 3 months. Aerosol optical thicknesses observed by the sky radiometer resemble the aerosol optical thicknesses observed by lidar and simulated by the Chemical Weather Forecasting System (CFORS) model. A new parameter that describes the aerosol vertical distribution, Hm, is the modified scale height of the extinction coefficient. Hm can be used as an index of the vertical aerosol extent even if the detailed structure of the vertical profile cannot be shown. Hm observed by lidar was consistent with Hm simulated by the CFORS. Relationships between the aerosol optical thickness and Hm obtained by lidar measurements and CFORS simulations suggest that dust aerosol particles are generally transported over Japan at higher attitudes than are spherical aerosol particles.

本文言語English
論文番号D22S35
ジャーナルJournal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres
112
22
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 11 27
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地球物理学
  • 林業
  • 海洋学
  • 水圏科学
  • 生態学
  • 水の科学と技術
  • 土壌科学
  • 地球化学および岩石学
  • 地表過程
  • 大気科学
  • 地球惑星科学(その他)
  • 宇宙惑星科学
  • 古生物学

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